2018 FELLOW PROJECT:
BRAND THE CHANGE
Although most residents have been anchors of the Lakewood Community for most, if not all, of their lives, just under half of the neighborhood consists of a transient population, having lived there for only a few years. Residents want to support and engage their neighbors, both old and new. Through a series of culture- and art-based neighborhood identity projects, we will celebrate the past and present narrative of their community, while envisioning what the future might entail.
In search of a vibrant city with a rich and diverse culture, Quintel relocated to Charlotte where she practices as a designer, urbanist, and social innovator. With over a decade of field experience in interior architecture and design, her goal is to address social challenges through creative transformation of places, systems, and communities. In addition to her practice work, Quintel is an arts and design community advocate. Her activism explores the intersection of social impact, cultural sustainability, and community engagement with a focus on developing resources for underserved neighborhoods. She loves collaboration and is excited to create in the city with you!
QUINTEL'S PROJECT MENTOR:
Alysia Osborne, AICP, Director of Historic West End, Charlotte Center City Partners