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Read all about it! We’ve been lucky enough to have our projects and some of the people we work with featured in some brilliant publications. Here is a selection of the best.


FaviconThe Mexico City hackers using social gaming as a tool for goodThe Guardian, November 2015

FaviconNew Collaborations in Tunisia: A Nobel Peace Prize and Dreams of Dismaland, our Director, Beatrice Pembroke for The Huffington Post, October 2015

FaviconPrototypes from Digital Futures UKMX featured on Vice's Creators Project, September 2015

FaviconInnovation ZA Kicks of a Month of Digtial Creativity in Johanessburg, eNCA (eNews Channel Africa), August 2015

FaviconNo-one Can Do It Alone: Open Collaboration to Power the Next Generation of African Ventures, our Director, Beatrice Pembroke for The Huffington Post, August 2015

FaviconBristol Loves Cereal, Tokyo Hates Doing the Dishes, lessons from Hello Lampost by Ben Barker, City Metric, July 2015

FaviconWhen Art Meets Technology, Innovation is All About the Outsider, writer and artist Leila Johnson for The Huffington Post, July 2015

FaviconStreet Talk, Hello Lampost in the RIBA Journal, May 2015

FaviconWhat does play look like in the twenty first century? Tom Uglow,Creative Director at Google Creative Lab, on Imperica, February 2015 

FaviconELEVATE Startwell Challenge: Re-Imagining Childhood Play! on The City of Play, February 2015


FaviconYuri Suzuki Creates Hacked Instruments From Old Cell Phones And Tape Recorders, The Creators Project, November 2014

FaviconArt a hack: is hacking yesterday's news?, Joeli Brearly writes for The Guardian, October 2014

FaviconThe Toys of Boomtown, Ben Barker writes for The Huffington Post, October 2014

FaviconThis renovated old Bogotá theatre shows just what culture can do for a city, YCE winner Tatiana Rais writes for The Guardian, October 2014

FaviconThe Playable City: Live conference stream, The Guardian, September 2014

FaviconTrendy t-shirts celebrate African life, YCE fashion winner Nahida Bhegani featured on CNN. African Start-Up, August 2014 

FaviconMusical shoes and dancing drones: the arts meet technology in Japan, Katy Beale writes for The Guardian, August 2014

FaviconBritish Council Young Creative Entrepreneur (YCE) Award, YCE winner Zuzanna Stanska speaks on BBC World Service, Click, July 2014 

FaviconTo many people, entrepreneurship and culture seem strange bedfellows, Caroline Meaby writes for The Huffington Post, July 2014

FaviconInterview with Tatiana Rais, Winner of British Council Young Creative Entrepreneur Award 2014 in Aesthetica, July 2014

FaviconHacking, Tech Toys and Favelas, Jay Miller, YCE winner, writes for Exeunt, July 2014

FaviconNigerian Producers are building their own distribution networks, YCE winner, Perter Gerard, writes for Screen Daily, July 2014

FaviconSearching for Nigeria’s musical identity post-Fela Kuti, Toby Langely, YCE winner writes in Sabotage Times, July 2014

FaviconBritish Council recognises global creative talent, Imperica, July 2014

Favicon6 Afrobeats songs you need to add to your summer playlist immediately, Toby Langley writes in the Metro, July 2014

FaviconTen Global R&D projects that are changing arts and culture, Nesta's Emma Quinn & Athina Balopulou write for The Guardian, June 2014

Favicon Inside Shenzhen: China’s Silicon Valley, Tom Whitwell writes in The Guardian, June 2014

FaviconBeatrice Pembroke: The Creative Council, Imperica, May 2014

Urban legends brought to life in ‘Playable City’ initiative, Liat Clark for Wired, April 2014 

FaviconTaking a Global View, Sophie Rochester in The Bookseller, April 2014

FaviconLondon Book Fair Awards honour ‘International Excellence’, Roger Tagholm for Publishing Perspectives, April 2014

Favicon These startups are disrupting the publishing industry, Liat Clark for Wired, April 2014

Favicon Creative Young Digitals (highlighting some of our YCE Digital Publishing winners) on BBC Click, April 2014

FaviconThe Literary Platform at London Book Fair, Sophie Rochester writes for The Literary Platform, April 2014

Favicon‘The Entrepreneurs’, Radio interview with Beatrice Pembroke on Moncole24, April 2014

FaviconCreative Tech Entrepreneurs should look beyond Shoreditch and Palo Alto for Inspiration by Beatrice Pembroke for The Huffington Post, March 2014 

FaviconFuture Cities: to boldly go… Alistair Donald writes for Imperica about our Unbox Labs project, March 2014