After almost 10 years studying and working in architecture, Zimmie joined My Place in order to work more closely with communities to create more equitable, sustainable and thriving places. He believes passionately that My Place can transform how we think about (re)building places and who gets to lead and participates in this process.
Rico is a young community activist and Finsbury Park local with a background in education and youth empowerment. Rico leads our youth work, supporting and mentoring our young leaders
Naomi is an award winning architect and My Place co-founder. She uses her community listening expertise to support the team, alongside her work as Director of Operations at Footwork.
Alongside her work at Footwork and Creative Wick, Abbie lends her creative and research expertise to support the My Place team in developing our training and youth empowerment programmes
Our Advisory Board
Alvin is passionate about amplifying diverse young voices and transforming the lives of young people from underrepresented backgrounds. He is the co-founder of Tag Agency and is working with Children in Need to deliver their £10 million Black Futures Fund
Clare is a My Place co-founder and supports the project through the independent charity Footwork Trust, of which she is also the founder. Footwork identifies and supports local social innovators to create positive change for people and places
Kerri is a former My Place Director and long time youth champion and educator, including coordinating the national #iwill campaign. At My Place she led the Finsbury Park pilot, building partnerships with funders, stakeholders and collaborators
Roland is a long time supporter and collaborator of My Place, and founding Director of Matter Architecture, based in East London. Roland has set up and runs many public, collaborative design workshops and also teaches and researches part-time at the University of East London