You can find out more about some of the people we've worked with through our global programmes in creative and cultural economy here:
Julia King is an Architect (RIBA II, AA Dip), creative practitioner, urban researcher and PhD candidate within the research department Architecture of Rapid Change and Scarce Resources (ARCSR) at London Metropolitan University. Her practice addresses housing, infrastructure (water and sanitation), urban planning, development and participatory design processes.
Andrés is the Founder of Nutshell Studio, a B2B agency that uses digital content to help existing brands find new ways to communicate in a crowded Internet. He describes himself as a “Digital Content Booster” as he uses digital content to strengthen existing brands and to launch new brands in association with Colombian content-makers.
Uche Pedro has most recently been named as one of the '30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs In Africa in 2014' by Forbes. She is the Managing Director of BellaNaija and Creative Director of BellaNaija.com, an online company that develops and manages exciting online media content aimed at Pan-African and Nigerian audiences.
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Paul Sermon is Professor of Visual Communication at the University of Brighton. Since the early nineteen-nineties his practice-based research in the field of contemporary media art has centred on the creative use of telecommunication technologies. Through his unique use of videoconference techniques in artistic telepresence applications he has developed a series of celebrated interactive telematic art installations that have received international acclaim.
Linda is leader in the development of the fashion industry in Sri Lanka and founded Peshakala, a project which aims to revive the use of the country's indigenous textiles. After winning the YCE Fashion Award in 2009, Linda used the links she made with the UK to Establish the Sri Lanka Design Festival.