Alumni

Dan de la Motte-Harrison

Dan de la Motte-Harrison works in the Taking Part team at the Young Vic, where he is also Green Champion and the host of Off Book, the theatre podcast. Elsewhere he works as a performer and comedian; as a member of the Arcola Queer Collective and the Soho Theatre Comedy and Drag alumni, as a … Read more Dan de la Motte-Harrison

Henry McGhie

Curating Tomorrow, UK Henry McGhie has had a lifelong passion for nature, and has a background as a bird ecologist. He worked at Manchester Museum, part of the University, from 2000–2019, as a curator and head of the Museum’s curatorial team. He oversaw the development of  award-winning galleries and special exhibitions linked to environmental sustainability … Read more Henry McGhie

Toby Peach

Toby Peach is a theatre maker, facilitator and performer based in London. He creates stories to engage audience with difficult subject matter, particularly on climate change and cancer. In 2015 he was on the BBC Performing Arts Fund ‘Ones to Watch’. Toby has been developing an exciting methodology, connecting with, and creating stories for, and with, … Read more Toby Peach

Elisa Hernández de Pablo

Elisa is currently Manager of the Environmental Sector of La Casa Encendida, a dynamic social and cultural centre in Madrid, with sustainability, education, culture as the main pillars to engage society in the most pressing and present issues.  She is specialized in promoting sustainable development processes through environmental education. She focuses on community participation and empowerment … Read more Elisa Hernández de Pablo

Karishma Rafferty

Since joining Somerset House Trust in 2013, Karishma has worked on a broad range of cultural programming including festivals, large scale outdoor installations, events and artist commissions. Her current research interests primarily relate to environmental sustainability and in 2017 took part in the Creative Climate Leadership programme led by arts and environmental charity Julie’s Bicycle. Karishma is also currently taking … Read more Karishma Rafferty

Gaja Meznaric Osole

Gaja is a designer, working in cross-disciplinary fields between design, ecology and participation. Through various interdisciplinary projects she explores ways of practicing design by embedding current societal needs as well as possibilities that have emerged from economical crisis and environmental depletion. She is a holder of a BA in Visual Communication, University of Ljubljana and … Read more Gaja Meznaric Osole

Carla Knight

Following years in the fashion design industry, most recently Vivienne Westwood, Carla Knight runs a sustainable clothing brand. The brands focus is creating campaign and expressive pieces to stir debate around people and planet. Carla runs community projects via the brand, which work with different groups of people to make fashion pieces, sharing ideas, opinions … Read more Carla Knight

Mish Weaver

Mish Weaver is a Circus-maker –directing, writing, researching and teaching for live physical performance, focussing on mental health and how Climate anxieties are translating into anticipated mourning and disavowal. As Artistic Director of Stumble danceCircus she has directed 5 shows and one commission, Second Breath and has directed, designed and consulted for countless companies and … Read more Mish Weaver

Budi Agung Kuswara

Budi Agung Kuswara (Kabul) was born in Bali in 1982 and had graduated in a Bachelor in Fine Art from Indonesia Institute of the Art, in Yogyakarta. His paintings first caught the attention of curators in his home ground and Kabul was invited to exhibit at the Bali Museum and Neka Art Museum. Upon showcasing … Read more Budi Agung Kuswara

Dijana Rakovic

Dijana is a Project Manager at Counterpoints Arts, her role spanning the interconnected production, curation and participation strands, with added area of special interest in climate change and environmental justice. Dijana leads on the production on London events for Counterpoints Arts music programme, Refugee Week UK artistic programme, in collaboration with flagship cultural institutions, and … Read more Dijana Rakovic

Elizabeth Valenzuela

Technical Director of Fondo Acción, since January 2019. Elizabeth is Biologist and has a Master’s degree in Environment and Development from the National University of Colombia. Elizabeth has worked for more than 17 years in the formulation and monitoring of environmental public policies, programs and projects, with governmental entities and stakeholders engagements, especially on climate … Read more Elizabeth Valenzuela

Shiya Lu

Shiya Lu is a producer, director, and stage manager. She founded the Sydney-based theatre group Flying House Assembly focusing on cross-cultural story-telling and collaboration. Born in China, Shiya has lived and worked around Europe and Asia and collaborated with artists at various festivals and organisations including Helsinki Festival, Ibsen International, and Edinburgh International Festival. She … Read more Shiya Lu