MA Narrative Environments

CommunityDesign

In Practice: with graduate Arif R Wahid

Following lecturer and researcher Arif R Wahid’s captivating presentation at the MA Narrative Environments alumni event last month, we caught up with him in more depth about his inspiring post-disaster school design project in Indonesia, the global issues designers are responding to and a few words of advice for our students and fellow graduates. What

Storyshapes – Dreambase: a parklet design for Great Ormond Street Hospital.

“Dreambase” is the second of two proposals developed by MA Narrative Environments students for a parklet outside Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).  Due to its size, GOSH is a dominant presence in its local neighbourhood. This parklet aims to ease stakeholder tensions and integrate the institution with the diverse local community by creating an inviting

In Practice: with graduate Mariana Martínez Balvanera.

For this edition of our ‘In Practice’ interview series with MA Narrative Environments graduates, we hear from Mariana Martínez Balvanera, an independent spatial-social designer working between Amsterdam and Mexico City. Name: Mariana Martínez Balvanera Current role: I am an independent spatial-social designer half based in Amsterdam and Mexico City, working in the realm of community lead urban and rural placemaking projects (within the critical spatial