Akil is a UCL Graduate, holding a master’s in building and Urban Design in Development from the Bartlett Development Planning Unit. He is the co-founder 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 and across Europe as well as working with UCL Engineering Outreach and the Access Project to pilot projects that introduce young people from under-represented backgrounds to STEM subjects and concepts in interdisciplinary design.
In 2018 Akil became part of the first cohort of Public Practice, an initiative supported by the Mayor of London that places a new generation of planners within local government to shape places for the public good. Under this initiative he worked as a Project Officer for Placemaking in the London Borough of Croydon’s Spatial Planning Team and conducted research into how Local Authorities can better facilitate meanwhile use projects for long-term community benefit
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