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We've worked with some inspiring people over the years. Find out who by searching a name, place, or project using the search bar above or see our list of this month's featured people below.
Mark Lawler

Mark Lawler

Mark runs a successful creative hub in Liverpool, Baltic Creative, which has been instrumental in the revival of Liverpool's creative and digital sectors.

Sarah Drummond

Sarah Drummond

Sarah Drummond, Co-Founder & Director, Snook.

Anab Jain

Anab Jain

Superflux is an Anglo-Indian design practice based in London, with roots and networks in Ahmedabad, India.

Yuri Suzuki

Yuri Suzuki

Yuri’s work blends technological know-how and great ideas with playful, thought-provoking results.

Tom Tobia

Tom Tobia

Tom's Makerversity is an affordable and accessible making and learning space in the heart of London for a community of cutting edge businesses and the next generation of creative and practical minds.

Babitha George

Babitha George

UnBox

Babitha George is a co-founder of UnBox, which began in 2011 as a festival to celebrate interdisciplinary collaborations.

Kerem Alper

Kerem Alper

YCE

Kerem Alper is the co-founder of ATÖLYE Istanbul a creative community space, which promotes collaborative working.

Mitra Memarzia

Mitra Memarzia

YCE

Digital Dealer, artist, and Co-Founder at Memarzia, Mitra works across sectors with a particular focus on digital technologies and creating new business opportunities for a wide range of public and private sector businesses.

Tatiana Rais

Tatiana Rais

YCE Winner

Tatiana Rais is the Director and founding member of Espacio Odeón: Centro Cultural, a non-profit cultural centre in the heart of Bogota.

Jay Miller

Jay Miller

YCE

Converted from a dormant warehouse, The Yard is a multi-award winning theatre, bar and kitchen located just minutes from the London 2012 Olympic Stadium.

Dai Qin

Dai Qin

YCE

In 2012 Qin and her team started the digital publishing/reading service, Douban Read. The platform encourages non-professional writers to publish their non-fiction works. The Douban Read app, has been downloaded by more than 4 million users, with 400,000 actively using it per month.

Claire McAndrew

Claire McAndrew

UnBox LABS 2014 participant

Claire is interested in the possibilities of design and digital technologies to facilitate connections between people through urban space for transformative effect.

Katherine Jewkes

Katherine Jewkes

Recife: The Playable City Partner

Katherine is Digital Associate at National Theatre Wales, where she helps people to playfully integrate digital technology into their creative practice.

H.D Mabuse

H.D Mabuse

Recife: The Playable City participant

Brazilian artist H.D. Mabuse remixes visual arts, design and music, often for social good.

Ben Barker

Ben Barker

UnBox LABS 2014 participant

Ben Barker is an experience designer and founder of design practice PAN Studio, producing interactive objects for installations and immersive theatre, and creating experimental objects designed to find new ways of enriching everyday living.

Cassie Robinson

Cassie Robinson

UnBox LABS 2014 participant

Cassie is a Director of the Point People, a network whose tag line is "Where Worlds Meet"

Nikhil Shah

Nikhil Shah

YCE

Nikhil Shah, co-founder of Mixcloud and independent record label ManMakeMusic, is part of the British Council's Creative Entrepreneur network.

Nhat Linh Phan Gia

Nhat Linh Phan Gia

YCE

Nhat Linh, Founder, Yxine Film Fest

Tom Higham

Tom Higham

Tom is Executive Producer at FutureEverything, one of the UK's leading festivals in digital art and innovation.

Lia Ghilardi

Lia Ghilardi

Lia is the Founder and Director of Noema, a UK-based organisation working internationally to deliver place mapping and strategic cultural planning projects.

Drew Hemment

Drew Hemment

Drew is Founder, CEO and Creative Director of FutureEverything, the UK’s award winning digital culture festival and innovation lab.

Bassem Elhady

Bassem Elhady

YCE

Bassem is an Egyptian Computer and Systems Engineer and Social Entrepreneur. He co-founded social media firm Kijamii and TEDxCairo.

Rohan Gunatillake

Rohan Gunatillake

CLI Participant 2011

Rohan is a producer and consultant specialising in cultural innovation.

James Bridle

James Bridle

YCE

James Bridle is a writer, artist, publisher and technologist usually based in London, UK. His work covers the intersection of literature, culture and the network.

Clare Reddington

Clare Reddington

YCE Finalist

Clare Reddington is the Creative Director of Watershed. She was a finalist in the UK Young Interactive Entrepreneur 2009 and was featured in Wired magazine's ‘100 people who shape the Wired world’ in the last three years.