WeCanMake is a neighbourhood test-space in Bristol

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

WeCanMake is hiring!


We’re looking for a Community Participation Lead to design, facilitate and manage the meaningful participation of local people in our creative mission and programme. The┬áCommunity Participation Lead will have a passion for working in community contexts, be comfortable working collaboratively with different creative and professional disciplines and believe in the power of co-creation to create a fairer future.



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?