Jeni Burnell

MA Development and Emergency Practice (Oxford Brookes University), Bachelor of Architecture (Hons)

Research Associate - CENDEP


Jeni Burnell trained as an architect before pursuing a career in graphic design, community arts and architecture. She is cofounder and director of the Oxford architectural practice, Space Program Ltd, and a part-time Research Associate with the Centre for Development and Emergency Practice (CENDEP). Jeni’s research applies the Small Change Approach, as developed by Emeritus Professor Nabeel Hamdi, to community arts by exploring how creative practice can bring about positive change in community development contexts.

Publications (selection)

Projects (selection)

  • ‘Shed Space’ (2016) Art exhibition at the Arts and the Old Fire Station, Oxford
  • ‘Time to Talk: Digital Storytelling in the Leys’ (2015 /16) Carried out with StoryWorks UK in collaboration with the Museum of Oxford, Oxford City Council and Leys CDI Project. This project was awarded Heritage Lottery Funding.
  • ‘Our Place: Creating Small Change in the Leys’ (2012) Carried out in association with Oxford City Council
Jeni Burnell


School of Architecture

Oxford Brookes University
Headington Campus
Gipsy Lane
Oxford, OX3 0BP

Tel: +44 (0) 1865 482844
Fax: +44 (0) 1865 483298

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