Saira Awan

Project Designer, Barking

Why I wanted to join the team

As you may be able to tell...people are my thing!  I love watching, listening, working and learning off them not to mention drinking tea with them!  As a Barking and Dagenham resident, I am super excited to have the opportunity to work with more people in the borough and help them facilitate their ideas and ambitions.  

A little bit about my background

I am a Yorkshire lass who was adopted by London many moons ago.

I have been working as a creative freelancer for nearly 10 years, starting as a photographer and organically being drawn towards various community engagement projects which I have loved!  My 'visual artist' umbrella has included facilitating workshops, mentoring and curating arts based projects exploring social and personal issues.  I truly believe that art and creativity can have a positive impact on both individuals and wider communities.