ABOUT

CLEAR VILLAGE is a London-based charity that helps communities build a better future through creative regeneration. We have a proven track record of co-created solutions that foster resilience at the community level. We believe the way forward in tackling the issues of today is by considering the solutions of the future. Oftentimes the underused assets of a community can be brought to life with some innovative thought.

We work together with partners like social landlords, local councils and community groups to bring durable change to communities. We identify community challenges, build on existing community assets and involve community members through participatory design. Since no two communities are the same, no two CLEAR VILLAGE projects are the same either.

The variety of our work shows the breadth of creative regeneration in practice. Our projects range from setting up co-sharing office spaces to foster social entrepreneurship, to finding novel uses for empty or underused spaces, to incorporating small scale manufacturing and technology into grassroots solutions. What unites all our work is that we co-create solutions together with communities and ignite resilience from within.

CLEAR VILLAGE was founded by Thomas Ermacora in 2009 and registered as a UK charity in 2011. Whilst most of our work is UK-based, we have carried out projects in 10 countries across Europe as well as in Ecuador and China. We are supported by a global network of experts in fields ranging from urbanism and sustainability to technology and anthropology to help us deliver innovative solutions.

Guided by the vision of Thomas Ermacora CLEAR VILLAGE will continue to seek out opportunity to develop commons, make technology more accessible, and undo the effects of uninspired placemaking everywhere we touch.