Bobbie Bailey

Bobbie Bailey

Doctoral Trainee

Bio

My research focuses on the reimagination of underused spaces in urban centres. In particular, I’m interested in exploring how digital arts-based practises can be used in the public realm to bring about tangible changes in how we use and relate to our towns and cities. By building on a place’s unique history and empowering residents to reimagine the future of their local community, I believe technology has the potential to reshape how we perceive the everyday spaces we inhabit and foster a stronger sense of place.

I have a background in urban planning and I’m currently working on a number of collaborations with artists, community groups and local organisations in Teesside to explore the identity and future of the area. I have worked on numerous placemaking projects as part of the Rediscover Stockton Initiative and the Future Streets Incubator Fund during my time at Transport for London. I have also spent time living in Catalonia, where I have developed a strong interest in civil rights and national identities, whilst being fortunate to learn several languages during my time abroad.