Areas of Expertise
Community engagement, Design of creative interventions, Facilitation
Malcolm Hamilton is Creative Director of Play:Disrupt, which uses playful devices and creative values to engage communities, widen participation and interrogate systems in the built environment, health and research.
He designs innovative ways to widen and deepen engagement, connecting with communities whom others may have overlooked. A former actor, his background is in outdoor arts and theatre making. A Leverhulme scholarship shifted his practice to work with organisations including Arup, RIBA, Bristol City Council, Central Bedfordshire Council, Chester University, Brigstow Institute, UWE, ARC WEST and Civic Theatre Dublin. He is an advisor for TRUUD (‘Tackling the Root causes Upstream of Unhealthy Urban Development’) a LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitator and a resident of Pervasive Media Studio. Malcolm’s playful interventions make complex issues accessible and engage communities in unexpected ways.