Areas of Expertise
Community engagement , Curation, Project design
Kwame is a social designer, working through art direction and urban regeneration.
He is the co-founder of Kin Structures, an organisation exploring new approaches to building and sustaining community infrastructure. Kin Structures is piloting its first project on the Orchard Gardens Estate for Lewisham London Borough of Culture 2022. Kwame is also an Associate Lecturer at Central Saint Martins.
Kwame has previously worked across the public, private and community-based sectors. This involved his role as Co-chair of RUSS, a community land trust, where he developed a framework for creating sustainable neighbourhoods and genuinely affordable homes. Another one of Kwame’s roles was building an online community as the Founder and Director of (In)Space – a collective of young, Black British, male creatives exhibiting art outside of traditional galleries and museums. He worked in the public sector as a Housing Officer on the City of London’s largest council estate, as a Public Practice Associate at LB Redbridge and as the Regeneration Manager for Thornton Heath at LB Croydon. Most recently, he worked for Publica as Social Programmes Manager, where he designed a framework for delivering social value through the practice’s public realm and urban design work for Oxford Street District.