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Martha (she/ her) is Arts Programme Manager at KWMC.
She works closely with the local Knowle West community and wider artist / creative communities to achieve the KWMC mission of creating fairer neighbourhoods with love art and tech. The KWMC Arts programme does this through:
1. Developing and nurturing creative talent
2. Building community wealth and social infrastructure 3. co-designing more equitable tools and systems.
Martha is a producer and also facilitator of co-design and design thinking processes. She has led smart city, housing and DIY tech co-design projects involving communities, academics, NGOs and industry professionals.
She believes art and creative methodologies can enable positive social and political change and is committed to shaping collaborative frameworks through which to achieve this.
She has a background in performance making, with an MA ‘Performance Design and Practice’, Central Saint Martins and BA in Drama, Exeter University. This training has given her a grounding in collaborative processes and embodied practices. She has a UCL accredited service design qualification and was part of the Design Thinking for Audience Development programme run by Audience Development Agency 2019. She is a Clore alumni from the 2016 Emerging Leaders residential.