Katharine Hibbert

Founder and Director | Dot Dot Dot Property

Professional background: Community, Regeneration

Speaking experience: Chair/Moderator

Speaker topics: Housing, Regeneration, Empty Homes, Social Enterprise, Start-ups, Community , building, Support for volunteering, Waste, Marginalised groups affected by the housing crisis, especially young people and squatters.

Katharine leads on strategy and takes overall responsibility for the way the organisation is run. She came up with the idea of a socially responsible property guardian organisation while researching Britain’s wasted housing for her first book, FREE: Adventures on the Margins of a Wasteful Society (Ebury Press, 2010). She regularly comments on empty houses and related issues in the national media. She has worked as a journalist, writing for a wide range of publications including The Sunday Times and The Guardian.  She now writes for The Pavement, a magazine for homeless people, on a voluntary basis, and is a trustee of Headway East London, a charity which supports survivors of brain injury.

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