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RISE Gallery

Notting Hill

SARAH BISSETT SCOTT artist and regeneration academic

 Art and architecture are a passion for Sarah, so she set up RISE Associates in 2001 to  support community empowerment through regeneration programmes across many areas in the UK. The Architectural Association's Urban and Regional Planning course provided a foundation that led to policy appointments at the GLC and  SEEDS, and then the consultancy RISE Associates where she continued to engage people and institutions in neighbourhood growth plans. Academia was an opportunity to develop lessons learned from experience, and explore theory for her doctoral thesis into 'spatial justice', blending philosophy, urban design and strategic planning.  People and places were the topic for exhibitions of 2012 and 2014 when Sarah returned to her home of 16 years - North Kensington and Notting Hill - to interpret her photographic record of the changes regeneration brings to a community over four decades, and whether these interventions over the longer term can be defined as 'spatially just'.

The current direction of Sarah's academic work is focused on post-Covid futures, and her art is predominantly about portraiture and abstraction - an adventure. 

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©All images by Sarah Bissett Scott are subject to Copyright 2012-2021