Sahra Hersi is an artist and spatial designer, and she describes her work as “caring about people, places, art & architecture, in that order”. Her work is public and ranges in scale from zines, to workshops, to public realm interventions and buildings.
Hersi seeks to establish a working philosophy that is driven by the desire to reinterpret architectural methodology and artistic narrative as common ground. Her practice explores shared spaces, the public realm, collaboration and community engagement. Her work is often born out of engaging with local communities and the places they occupy.
Hersi works with local authority clients, cultural institutions and third sector organisations across the UK and beyond. She studied Architecture and has had artist residencies at William Morris Gallery (2020 - 2021), The Agency of Visible Womxn & The Old Waterworks (2020), and The White House Dagenham, The (Not so) White House (2018).