what if we put the power and tools to create a fairer, greener future into community hands?
Knowle West, and the many other neighbourhoods like it, already has the resources and knowhow to tackle the climate crisis. Retrofit Reimagined Festival is a celebration of community energy, and an invitation to come together to imagine how our neighbourhoods might be “retrofitted” and adapted to meet the growing challenges we face. Our neighbourhood is a living demonstration showing how change can happen from the bottom up.
On 6 October, we were joined by nearly 200 people for a day of talks, demos, hands-on activities and an evening feast in Knowle West, exploring how we can make a neighbourhood fit for people and planet.
Retrofit Reimagined is a festival working to redefine our relationship with the built environment, and its foundational systems of land, materials and people. Hosted in collaboration with Civic Square, this year’s festival activated various sites across the UK – from Knowle West to Glasgow – with practical, immersive learning and big-picture conversations. You can watch the livestreams of all the Retrofit Reimagined events here.