Melissa Mean

2023 - Reimagining homes and community

Melissa is the Founding Director of WeCanMake, a community land trust and neighbourhood test-space in Bristol for imagining and making new ways to create homes that build social infrastructure and community wealth.

WeCanMake supports citizens and communities to create affordable homes when and where they need them, by unlocking micro-sites for development.

Melissa will be coming to talk about the project and how they are looking to grow the spaces, tools and capacities to collectively imagine and actively anticipate better community-led ways to do housing. More than just generating speculative futures, but making practical glimmers through prototyping and testing out ideas for real so that people can see and feel how new possibilities might work on the ground.