ALISHA FISHER AALISHAFISHER@GMAIL.COM WWW.ALISHAFISHER.CO.UK NATIONALITY: BRITISH (+44)7762737321
To Whom It May Concern,
I believe the process is just as important as the end result. Due to our dynamic urban fabric the issues of displacement, mobility and inequality are mechanisms in why I’m passionate about social architecture and inclusive cities. These nuances of experimentation and collaboration with other designers especially, can engage many others in the conversation of what it means to be an architect of the 21st century.
August 17 - Present 3.09 (UK Based) Co-Founder (Spare time - weekends etc) A collective of young globally connected designers, urbanists and architects who aspire to new facilitators of social change within the builtenvironment. Designing spaces from a temporary perspective and critically analysing intersecting narratives and complex interdependencies.
This as catalyst, was the reason I started my ﬁrst solo-funded research project, ‘6 African Cities’, in late 2016. Within three months in three cities including Johannesburg, Cape-Town and Lagos, I realised the importance of regarding myself as an urban dweller, the cultural ties that signiﬁcantly operate the functions of each city and the importance of language.
UrbanWorks (Johannesburg, South Africa) Sep 16 - Nov 16 Intern - Assisted on design developments on the urban landscape of Eveline Street in Katatura, Namibia - General day to day tasks - CAD documentation and site plans, using Sketchup, Illustrator and Photoshop.
As a consequence, I co-founded a collective of young creatives, 3.09 through an online platform to write articles and create ﬁlms based on topics such as urban mobility, displacement and social policies in their localities. Additionally, we work on place-making strategies and our ﬁrst project, reﬂecting gender equalities,will be initiated in Nairobi in collaboration with ASF (Sweden and UK), Go Down Arts Centre and Slum Architects. I’m eager to learn and experiment more about urban solutions within the built environment. I believe that I will be valuable in any ﬁrm that I work for as I am ambitious, intelligent and I aspire to be a leader of my community. I greatly believe that I will be successful in bringing positive change within the built environment. I hope that you are able to see the potential I have to contribute and the willingness I have to learn new skills. Yours Sincerely, Alisha Fisher
Education and Qualiﬁcations TU Delft University, NL Water Cities Summer Workshop
Oct 11- Present Costa Coﬀee (London, UK) Barista (Part-time) - Providing fast, welcoming and eﬃcient customer service. - Food preparation and handling in clean environments. - Taking an active part in any unit sales promotions. - Maintaining the security of cash, stock, premises and personnel by following procedure.
Field Work AutoCAD Microsoft Oﬃce
Administration Skills Quantitative and Qualitative Research Strategies Revit Sketch Up Adobe Creative Suite Model Building Drawing, Rendering
Exploring, Running, Painting, Cycling, Hiking and Photography.
Hull School of Art + Design, UK Bachelor of Architecture 2.2
The College of Sir Richard Collyer, UK 4 A LEVELS Art, Textiles, Business and Maths
Bridget Hansford - Tutor Bridget.firstname.lastname@example.org Gary Hornsby - Head of Architecture Gary@saltarchitects.co.uk
Aug 15- Sep 15 London Design Festival (London, UK) Design Lead - Creating and opening spaces for designers. - Managing and equipping team members with adequate information. - Oﬃce Administrations: Organising schedules, time sheets and charts via Microsoft Oﬃce
MOOC SDG Course Sustainable Cities
June 16 - Oct 16
MOOC EDX Course Rethink The City
The Towers Convent School, UK 9 GCSEs (A-C) Incl. Maths (B) and English (A)
What’s On Africa (London, UK) Contributing Editor - Monthly edits + research proposals
Achievements/ Membership of Professional Bodies Recipient of RIBA Student Hardship Fund, 2016 President of The Student Architecture Society, HSAA, 2016 (Delegating roles, working well under pressure to achieve tasks + goals) What Can Design Do Competition Entry, 2016 (Working as a team digitally to create a solution towards the European Refugee Crisis) RIBA Student Member, 2013 Young Urbanist at the Academy of Urbanism, 2016
Research Project 6 African Cities
2016 - 2018
Travelling through African cities challenging the built- environment and urbanism. Lagos, Johannesburg, Cote D’Ivoire, Kigali, AddisAbaba and Nairobi. Documentation through sketches + ﬁlm.