Carolina Caicedo – Making Social Spaces

Carolina Caicedo is a co-founding member of The Decorators, a multidisciplinary design practice working with local authorities and public institutions to design, produce and deliver placemaking and community building interventions in the public realm. Working mainly in areas undergoing change, they deliver work that aims to reconnect the physical elements of a place with its social dimension. The Decorators’ expertise lies in designing community engagement strategies through events and spatial interventions that build on local knowledge, assets, skills, and resources to unveil and celebrate the unique qualities and cultures of a place. Interested in how regeneration can be done from within Carolina works with The Decorators to inspire a process of change that retains local culture.

Carolina’s most recent projects include Hackney Circle an engagement programme developed with Hackney Council that aims to make the new Dalston Square in Hackney more welcoming for its older residents and Barking Food Court, a project to reinstate a public use to a once civic building. Carolina has a BSc in psychology and an MA in Narrative Environments from Central Saint Martins.