The Bartlett Real Estate Institute


Can wasted resources be reused for social good post-COVID19?

03 March 2021, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

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Join us for our online keynote lecture with Gee Sinha, Director of ReSpace Projects and chaired by MSc Learning Environments Lead, Dr Jos Boys.

This event is free.

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How can we reuse wasted resources for social good to scale and mitigate risk in a pre and post-pandemic world?

Join us for our online keynote lecture where we’ll be discussing whether respacing can offer a glimpse of a better normal. Gee will also be delving into ReSpace Projects, an opportunity that respaces and reuses empty buildings to make a better city, instead of just a better profit.

In just a matter of days, the project turned the world's first ever Community and Enterprise Hub into the world's first Independent Mutual Aid support hub. From a standing start they delivered over 20,000 meals to people across the North and East of London - for free with no funding.

“I'd like to show you a little of how we did it and introduce our "reCOVER" plan which is a strategy that can help build back to a better normal.” - Gee Sinha

About our keynote speaker

Gee Sinha
Gee is the founder and Director of ReSpace Projects, the Hive Dalston and Zero LDN - winners of the Sustainable Cities Award 2019 and mentioned in Sage Publishing's Strategy textbook as a standout example of social innovation. Having spent over ten years training in business, sales and marketing management for several blue chip companies, Gee then spent several years working at grassroots level with underprivileged and alternative communities. 


ReSpace Projects is pioneering new models of social enterprise and has recently been included in the Mayor's Circular economy routemap as being a key collaborator in the London Plan. Gee's work in developing innovative systems that cross multiple social levels and are self-sustaining and self-replicating. He draws inspiration from new scientific research into business and social economies that throws a whole new light on the way things should be done. He believes that we see through the lenses of our conditioning and to have vision we must first clear those lenses.