WeCanMake is a neighbourhood test-space in Bristol

Imagining and making new ways to create homes that build social infrastructure and community wealth.

retrofit reimagined

6 october, knowle west

You are warmly welcomed to a day of inspiring talks, demos, and hands-on activities and an evening feast in Knowle West, exploring how we can make a neighbourhood fit for people and planet. Whether you’re local to the neighbourhood, or would like to experience the warmth, sharing and generosity of Knowle West for the first time, come along to connect and learn with others.



WeCanMake has a people and place-led approach to housing innovation, embedded in and working with the community of a 100-year old council-built estate in Knowle West, Bristol. Our mission is to grow the spaces, tools and capacities to collectively imagine and actively anticipate better community-led ways to do housing. This means more than just generating speculative futures, but making practical glimmers through prototyping and testing out ideas for real so that people can tangibly see and feel how new possibilities might work on the ground.

So we asked ourselves: what if the power and resources to create good homes were in the hands of communities?