ABOUT
   
By day, Nabil Al-Kinani is a built-environment professional with a keen interest in urbanism, placemaking, sustainable development and place visioning.

By night, he is a cultural producer that uses creative practice to deliver changemaking projects that draws focus on the relationship between spaces and stories.

Other strands of his work includes the exploration of spatial politics, identity, culture and migration. 

His areas of expertise lie in people and places — exploring questions such as:

Who designs space? Who has access to newly-created space? What’s the cultural impact of these newly-created spaces? Who are new spaces being built for? Who is affected by newly-created space? What are the narratives that must be preserved when new spaces are being created?

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DECOLONISING WEMBLEY

(work in progress...)
TBC



HOOD FUTURISM

It’s a term used to describe a vision of the future that is shaped by the experiences and perspectives of people who live in the ends. It focuses on the ways in which design, investment, technology and innovation can be used to improve the lives of the mandem, and to address the challenges and opportunities that we face.

At its simplest, Hood Futurism is a genre that interprets the future of the ends through a whole host of art forms.

(work in progress...)
TBC




CASTLES

Curator, Photographer, Writer

A visual photo-essay intended on showcasing the majesty of inner-city social housing estates across the city. Providing commentary on perceived beauty, whilst touching on Pierre Bourdieu’s theory of value & taste.

(work in progress...)

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JUN 2022 - TBC




PRIVATISE THE MANDEM

Author

These past few decades have seen the UK's cityscapes changing at an increasingly rapid rate. Where the "ends" are  replaced with shiny buildings, complete with futuristic living facilities, logos and colour palettes that market a glamorous “inner-city living” lifestyle — all at the expense of the mandem.

So, how do we preserve the ends? The answer: we privatise the mandem.

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APR 2020 - ∞




PIPE DREAMS

Producer, Researcher, Writer

A project that explores Park Royal in west London — a cultural hub for London’s Arab diaspora. Output was a 60-page zine containing interviews, photography and graphic illustrations.

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MAY - JUL 2021



AUTHORS OF THE ESTATE:
WRITTEN BY CHALKHILL ESTATE

Executive Producer, Author

A project that explores the question “how do you turn council houses into publishing houses?”. The end result was a 200-page book, written, published and distributed by the Chalkhill Estate, in north west London.

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MAY - OCT 2019