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Akil Scafe-Smith

RESOLVE collective

Akil Scafe-Smith is one fifth of RESOLVE, an interdisciplinary design collective that aims to address multi-scalar social challenges by combining architecture, art, technology and engineering.

RESOLVE have delivered numerous projects, workshops, and talks, in London, the UK, and across Europe, as well as working with a variety of initiatives and institutions to pilot projects that introduce young people from under-represented backgrounds to concepts in interdisciplinary design. RESOLVE are also currently unit leaders at the Architectural Association, research fellows at Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam, and resident creative youth workers at the V&A East/VARI in London.

In addition to his work with RESOLVE, Akil works as a researcher for the London School of Economics with Dr. Julia King, working with young people in the London Borough of Brent to co-design a public space in Wembley Park and an accompanying set of policy recommendations. He is also a trustee at Participatory City and has taught at Central Saint Martins and Greenwich University.

Akil has a background in urban design and is a Public Practice alumnus having been part of the first cohort of Public Practice, an initiative supported by the Mayor of London that places a new generation of urban practitioners within local government to shape places for the public good. Under this initiative he worked as a project officer in the London Borough of Croydon’s Spatial Planning team.

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