Resolve is an interdisciplinary design collective of three creatives: Akil Scafe-Smith, Seth Amani Scafe-Smith and Melissa Haniff.
Much of Resolve’s work aims to provide platforms for the production of new knowledge and ideas, collaborating with others to help build resilience in our communities. An integral part of this way of working means designing with and for young people and under-represented groups in society.
For Resolve, ‘design’ carries more than aesthetic value; it is also a mechanism for political and socio-economic change. In this context Resolve’s work encompasses both physical and systemic intervention, exploring ways of using a project’s site as a resource and working with different communities as stakeholders for short and long-term management of projects.
Within its portfolio of works in south London, Resolve has produced a piece for Brixton Bridge, Brixton passageway and a Site & Sound workshop at Loughborough Junction.
In 2021 Peckham Platform commissioned Resolve to lead a creative project celebrating dialogues between a multi-generational group of Peckham residents. This project, Waum Fi Dem? is part of Tilting the Mirror, a long term programme with aims to change perceptions of Peckham.