Sue Ball

Sue Ball is a cultural producer who works in the context of social and spatial design,
and is Director of the creative regeneration practice Media and Arts Partnership (MAAP). She operates in the gaps between sectors and disciplines to generate new professional learning and interdisciplinary design processes for urban space, and works to mobilise and strengthen value systems related to place and community. Commissioned by Canal and Rivers Trust’s property team since 2010, Sue has been working at Warwick Bar in Digbeth, Birmingham delivering a responsive and organic approach to the re-occupation of its 3.5 acre site by a thriving network of manufacture, fabrication and creative industry companies; and latterly at Limehouse Basin, East London with The Decorators to co-produce a significant public realm space under the DLR arches. Sue co-founded Leeds Creative Timebank (2009), a formalised system for its 130 members to transact with each other, valued equally in units of one hour, with over 1500 hours of hour credits exchanged. She has worked extensively with the Higher Education sector to support collaborative research practice and led Arts Council England funded interdisciplinary research programmes in the Making of Place and Acoustic Territories (20011-13).

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Prototyping public spaces