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Vincent Walsh

Vincent is a Director of The Biospheric Foundation, a community interest company and MIF’s lead partner in The Biospheric Project, which took place at MIF13. For more information, visit MIF's Biospheric Project page here, or visit The Biospheric Foundation's website to keep up to date with their ongoing work here.

Vincent Walsh grew up in Wythenshawe, Manchester, before moving to London to study design at Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication. It was during this time that he established ‘Love, Money, Power’ a design collective that explored social issues such as homelessness and poverty. 

After graduating and working at an agency in Soho as an in-house motion graphic designer, Vincent embarked on a number of worldwide community projects. These included filming and screening a documentary while living with homeless communities in New York, Chicago and San Francisco, as well as time in Ethiopia and Nigeria developing skills around agroforestry, permaculture and community facilitating and overcoming environmental challenges. 

Motivated to return home and continue his learning in a more formal setting, Vincent completed an MA in Architecture and Urbanism and is currently undertaking a PhD in collaboration with MIRIAD and The School of Science & The Environment, Manchester School of Architecture at Manchester Metropolitan University. His research focuses on Socio-Ecological urban development for the 21st-century city. The action led, multidisciplinary research integrates ecological design principles, aiming to create the conditions for transdisciplinarity & the emergence of new urban cultures, capable of becoming increasingly resilient through climatic and economic disturbance.  

Vincent is a co-chair for East Salford, Communities Living Sustainable program, a five year investigation, implementing complex urban infrastructure based on ecological economics. He has immersed himself in a wide range of training and development opportunities related to his business interests and has presented papers on his most recent research. His research at MMU was chosen as one of the 100 Big Ideas that will change the future by the Research Council UK.

News about Vincent Walsh

People's Postcode Trust - MIF Dream Fund Win

People's Postcode Trust - MIF Dream Fund Win

MIF Creative and The Biospheric Foundation receive a big win from the People's Postcode Trust.
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Feb 05, 2013
Visit the Biospheric Project

Visit the Biospheric Project

Find out the times and dates for the public opening times at The Biospheric Project, here

Jul 11, 2013
Free half-term activity at The Biospheric Project

Free half-term activity at The Biospheric Project

First 5 people to book a tour get a £5 Blackfriars box and recipe card FREE.

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