Tell us a bit about your after-school activities of restoring bicycles and co-ordinating a design exchange?
I’ve always been a keen cyclist and Le Velo Cycles is a project I started two years ago after finding an old Raleigh Sprite discarded in a skip. I thought it was such a waste. It’s never really been a serious endeavour, just something I do alongside designing to keep my hands busy.
The design exchange was a project I started at university with a goal of connecting locations and inspiring new urban thinking. It was based on two places, firstly Fristaden Christiana, Copenhagen and secondly Stokes Croft, Bristol, it's kind of an on going exploration into locality and new urbanism.
What’s next for you?
For now I’m looking for collaborations and freelance work in Europe. I’ll be staying in Lisbon for the time being and then who knows? I’m not really one for planning, but I have a few projects in the pipeline.ellielanham.com/