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If you're able to join us for all or part of the Universities: Past & Future weekend (14-16 October, Hub Westminster, London), please add your name and (if you like) a bit about yourself here. Follow us on Twitter (@UnivProject)

 

Lola Lozano - architecture AA

 

Dougald Hine (@dougald) - I'm a writer and creator of projects, organisations and experiments. Things like School of Everything, Space Makers Agency and the Dark Mountain Project. I suspect we're at the beginning of a huge disruption of higher education as we know it, and - if this is right - I'd like to help bring together a deeper reflection on the social good at the heart of the university.

 

 Alex Fradera (@alexfradera) - I work and play with psychology and improvisation. Been involved ineducation inside academia and out; recognise the value that current formal institutions can bring but keenly interested in other approaches.

 

 Andy Broomfield (@andybroomfield) - New media nomad, exploring the relationship between people, systems and technology.

 

Clodagh Miskelly (@miskellaneous) - can see learning in all my work which is usually to do with communication and social change often using story, sometimes drama, and almost always technology, in a very wide range of contexts.  Worked for a long time within a university and left frustrated that the value of such institutions was being undermined by ,. I suppose their institutionalisationness... Since I left I feel I've done more thinking, writing and learning and made more change that I could within.  ( I also work for Panos London)

 

Nick Stewart, (@nickstew_art): I've  made performances, drawings, videos, publications and ephemeral art works over some thirty years. The question of place and identity is of particular concern to me. I'm a Reader in Contemporary Art and run the MA in Art at Winchester School of Art. Art education in the UK had much to recommend it but is now gradually atrophying. I am interested in finding a new paradigm for art and art education. I'm Irish but  consider myself to be a Londoner.

 

Pat Kane (@theplayethic) writes on politics and culture. He was an outspoken activist for Scottish self-government in the late 1980s and 1990s, and was instrumental in forming the organisation Artists For An Independent Scotland.[1] In 1990 he was elected Rector of the University of Glasgow (defeating veteran radical MP Tony Benn) for three years (from Pat's Wikipedia entry)

 

Frances Brown (@fbrownwork) Researcher on the EEUK Alternative Enterprise Project, Designer and PhD Student.  Interested in creative enterprise education, HE, creativity, credibility and one-size-does-not-fit-all education. 

 

Katy Layton-Jones - Fine Art graduate who was frightened into becoming an academic. Am now a Lecturer in Visual Studies and Urban/Environmental History for both British and American universities. I see a future of 'stack it high, sell it expensive' at a time when I'm really keen to put the individual back at the centre of higher education. I'm more certain than ever that there must be a better way than this to realise the potential of the individual and the community. This is the ideal time to take some risks because we have nothing left to lose...

 

Jude Fransman (@judefransman) I'm a postdoc researcher/teaching associate at the Institute of Education interested in the relationship between academic and community-based research, the politics of research methods and texts, literacy and multimodal communication, higher education policy and academic identity. Quite frustrated by the individualisation (branding and ranking) of academics and much more persuaded by collaborative research rooted in the interests of practitioners. I'm also looking at the role of digital resources in challenging/legitimating structures and processes in HE.

 

 Tony Hall (@tonyhall) . Media that is social has become part of our everyday lives. It allows us to think about how we represent ourselves and how we see ourselves. I've been involved in photography and creative learning projects for a long time, working mainly with people who are marginalise in many different ways. Social technologies allow us to interact with each other in new ways. I'm interested in exploring how to use these new social tools for creating sustainable and situated learning communities. 

 

Pippa Buchanan (@pipstar ) (Australian) Linz, Austria - I'm an educator, writer and learner working in community based and informal lifelong learning. Wearing my 'educator' hat I'm interested in the practical - how do we facilitate each other in situations "Where There Is No Teacher" and more theoretical: exploring the role learning plays in individual and social resilience and the ways in which we tell stories about our learning and identities.

As a learner I want a university that supports my learning (lifelong and specific), but that also locates me amongst a community, both online and real. I once started a "DIY Masters" that I'd still like to pursue - I want a new type of art school that would support me in the early stages of my creative practice. 

 

David Jennings (@agilelearn) interested in methods/tech/resources to make learning more agile, across many different contexts. Will be part of the discussions for as long as family commitments permit -- hopefully Friday night, Saturday morning

 

 Fred Garnett (@fredgarnett) Part of Learner-Generated Contexts Research Group who developed the post web2 Open Context Model of Learning. Also realised that new collaborative pedagogies needed new adaptive organisational structures, so been working on organisational Architectures of Participation. Institutional change needs policy change because we need participative democratic structures to enable a model of co-creating learning, or scholarship, to evolve. Developed the Emergent Learning Model as a framework to allow learning-centric processes to evolve; currently using this on the Ambient Learning City project in Manchester, and WikiQuals; the post-hoc accreditation of learning. 

 

Ben Little (@BenLittle) Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies. I'm increasingly worried about the more for less culture creeping (well rushing) into academia. I've been thinking about alternative ways to run HE institutions and "hacking" the white paper if/when it emerges. I think there are serious debates to be had about what the core values of universities should be and how best we can rethink institutions around the different ideas that might emerge from those debates.

 

Noel Hatch @noelito. I've been involved in developing a transnational cooperative using creative techniques to imagine new ways of tackling social challenges - from new forms of democratic participation to economic alternatives. In our festival last year, one of the themes we explored was to "rethink the university as a commons" through visualising and mapping the collective actions and connections across Europe.

 

 Muhammad Khaleel [Emkay] Jaffer (@magicalmand) - I believe, there must be a better way, to learn; to support learning and to be part of a culture where curiosity & experimentation is the norm. Taking a leap of faith and opting to spend (at least) a year away from university, to learn more than I ever could on my formal Computer Science course; with the aim of self (or alternative) learning, and to help to build on the foundations of what looks to be, a revolution in education resources.

 

Keith Kahn-Harris (@KeithKahnHarris) I'm a sociologist, writer and salonist. Since getting my PhD over 10 years ago I've had a complicated, peripatetic career within academia. I am passionately committed to scholarship and education, but there are aspects of the UK university system that go against everything that I believe. A managerialist focus on quantifying 'outputs' and 'impact' make public scholarship ever more difficult to achieve. I aspire to be a 'public intellectual' but I am very well aware that the term sounds pretentious and pompous - at least in the UK.

 

Steve Matthews (@Stevespaceman): hope to make some of the weekend. Social researcher and consultant in small Kent-based practice (www.emergentresearch.co.uk). Part of team that just finished evaluating a major programme of university-community knowledge exchange (report not yet published) in the South East. Was also involved at the start of two "new universities" - "University for Industry" (Ufi-learndirect, still going) and NHSU (died on a bonfire of quangos). Main interests currently around sustainability/community, involved in permaculture and VCS, and a serial learner.

 

Artur Honzawa (@_arturh) Currently doing my masters in e-learning, interested in the applications of tech in informal learning and the challenges in the decentralization knowledge. Considering attendance.

 

 Pamela McLean (@pamela_mclean). Everything I’m doing is inter-related - though it may not seem so. Recurrent themes are non-formal learning, collaboration, and the creation of knowledge. I think about what I’m learning and doing  - and how it all fits into wider patterns of change. Most of the things I do are under the name of Dadamac: Dadamac Digest (Sept/Oct),  Dadamac Meetup on October 20th (Stronger together - exploring the changing world of work)  Dadamac Learners,  Dadamac Limited, Dadamacadamy, First Thursdays 

 

Joseph Smith (@joesmithdesign) Ill be there. Passionate about learning. Son of a teacher. Currently designing things at futuregov.

 

Maria Isabel Irurita (@mariairurita). Hola! I am currently directing the MA in Social Entrepreneurship at Goldsmiths, and lecturing as well. I am a social enterprise advisor, trainer, practitioner, lover and cynic. I am also coming towards the end of a PhD on processes of innovation within the social economy in the UK. I am looking in particular at the role of networks, trust and peer learning within the innovation process. Although I've collected a good amount  of certificates, most of what I've learned was acquired outside a classroom. Therefore I am interested in the dialogue that you guys are instigating. 

 

Francesc Balagué (@fbalague) Teacher and researcher at University of Barcelona interested in the use of technology in education and development. Thinking on a new teaching and training methodology based on P2P philosophy. Looking for a change in learning processes and university systems. Also interested in open culture and innovation, and learning around the world (how a long-term trip can help you to learn from everything?).

 

 Doug Morrison ( @MardiGB ) Currently setting up Mardi, a new international organisation for university alumni to use their skills and connections to give back, and make the world a better place.

 

Drew Buddie (@digitalmaverick) Teacher and educational technologist I want to prepare school leavers suitably with the digital skills they need for whatever career pathway they may choose upon leaving school.  Many of these skills allow such students to have expectations of their post-school education which will encourage them to challenge the traditional models of Teaching & Learning at such establishments.

 

Adrian Hon (@adrianhon): Designer of various award-winning educational games, CEO of Six to Start, writer for The Telegraph, former neuroscientist. Very interested in the changing face of higher education given changes in jobs, the economy, and technology.  

 

Anthony McCann (@anthonymccann). Director of incipient informal educational startup Hedgeschool21 (@hedgeschool21, www.hedgeschool21.com). I've taught in universities for 15 years, from the University of California to the University of Ulster, in around 10 different disciplines, and I've come to the conclusion that there's more joy to be found in informal education. So, now I work at Hedgeschool21 and work halftime at the University of Ulster. I appreciate the humanizing damage limitation that can be undertaken in universities, but I remain hopeful that a financially sustainable alternative to university systems can be imagined and made real.

 

Christopher Brewster (@cbrewster). Lecturer in IT at Aston Business School. Another nomad. Interested in unintended consequences and how we model our world.

 

Rich Cochrane (http://richardcochrane.com). Independent teacher and writer. Director of Big Ideas Initiatives 

 

Jennifer Kitchen (@momentsofguffaw) Theatre Education Practitoner - aka delivering drama workshops in school and with youth theatres - very interested in researching the role of play in learning, particularly at secondary school onwards and/or how arts-based practices enhance learning. Looking for a forum to carry out this research and likeminded people to bounce ideas off - Pat Kane and Jude Fransman I'm looking at you!

 

 Kathleen Murray (@tomatoesontoast).  I'm currently working part time on The Great Transition campaign at the new economics foundation and part time as a community organiser with Locality.  I am very interested in recognising and harnessing the skills and knowledge developed through experiential and collaborative learning. 

 

Liane Fredericks (@lianefredericks). MSc in Strategic Sustainability after which I worked in the Sustainable LSE team. I have since co-founded All We Need (www.all-we-need.org) and facilitated the first collaborative project at Secret Garden Party festival - an opportunity to explore, experience and express what matters to you through art and play. This year I have also taught 'Art & Biodiversity' for the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts summer school (8-12 year olds). Co-ordinated the showcases for the launch event of Action for Happiness. Mentor at the Ministry of Stories. A member of the Applied Improvisation Network and keen to use improv and Art of Hosting skills to explore the coming together of art/play and education. 

 

Matt Leifer (@mattleifer). I am a postdoc in Physics and academia made me ill (well, that is maybe a bit of an oversimplification).  I think there is a large pool of talented people in traditional universities who are passionate about learning and enquiry, but who are disillusioned with the current climate in higher education.  I am interested in how such people can create their own career paths outside the traditional system, e.g. is there a role for freelancing in academia and is it possible to earn a living from basic research without having a permanent academic job?  I am also interested in how alternatives to traditional higher education might help to transform the existing system by competitive pressure.

 

 Steve Wheeler (@steel_weaver). I'm not this guy: http://www.blogger.com/profile/08782623154703147473 - although maybe someone should invite him too. After working as a freelance Lecturer in Cultural Studies and Literature, I went back to college to get a BSc in Oriental Medicine. I am equally convinced of the value of the university in its core traditional form - as a community of scholarly endeavour, where education occurs collectively and by osmosis - and that the university course is not an appropriate model for learning certain skills, crafts and vocations. I am interested in how a new form of guild structure could operate in place of the 'academicised' professional qualification, and in how we can preserve a functional community of intellectual culture through the coming economic transitions.

 

Leslie Barson, mother of two children who did not go to school, started and still goes to  The Otherwise Club (OC) a community centre for families choosing to educate their children out of school in central London.  OC supports and promotes informal learning for people of all ages.

 

Kirsten Campbell-Howes (@campbellhowes) Educational technologist, games designer, former teacher and veteran student. With two step-children I'm now increasingly interested in new models of education. Also don't believe that universities should just be for adults, or academics. Believe the future of education will be decided by motivated groups of active citizens, rather than the State. This sounds like part of that change.

 

Philippa Young (@_philippayoung_) Writer, editor and documentary film producer (www.whattookyousolong.org). I just quit Oxford: www.philippayoung.com which means I can come to join in the discussions with you wonderful people (rather than matriculating for the day dressed in sub fusc...)

 

Andrew Orford (@orford) Looking at using design thinking in urban regeneration with specific reference to modalities of inclusion as informed by my interests in NLP and copyleft movements. Also interested in the using the public realm as part of a therapeutic environment for community well being. (see Qwaggy Waterways Action Group or Sydenham Garden ) Perhaps also turning Sydenham Community Library into a 'word station' for life literacy.

 

Steve Lorimer (@slorimer44 http://twitter.com/#!/slorimer44 ) Urban design practitioner turned researcher of energy use in the built environment. Convert to proving that sustainable cities are "better" via quantification. Always looking to flit between design, social science, and hard science. 

 

Mark Jagdev (@evolvingcitizen) co-founder at the School of Commoning (CIC). My overarching interest lies in urban community regeneration and commons-based, shared learning to support it. By establishing the School of Commoning, we are creating fertile ground for communities to grow in commons management competence. I seek to connect with others interested in commons & p2p based urban regeneration and planning projects. For more see my blog Evolutionary Cities. I attend the University Project this weekend to learn from the wealth of knowledge & wisdom attending and to host (hopefully co-host with interested attendees) a session on educational commons. To get a taste of that see this post written by George Por - the initiator of our School.

 

 Vlad Atanasiu (@vladatanasiu) co-founder of CROS - The Resource Center for Student Organizations. Over the past years I've focused my energy, together with some friends, on building a working model of learning, an alternative to present universities in Romania; based on three main principles: autonomy (self-directed learning and self development), integration of real life & learning (project based/service learning) and social learning (within communities of pracitice). Before this I was active in the Romanian student movement, promoting deep transformation of universities at a policy level and left that mission to otthers, determined to do more and talk less on the subject. I'm passionate about developing learning environments and right now I'm heading a project within CROS to design and build a Learning Hub in Bucharest. I'm very enthusiastic about this meet and hope to meet a lot of people on the fringe of edu, to share and find out juicy details about "alternative universities".

 

Kate Andrews (@KateAndrews): Communications Consultant, living/working in the intersections of design and social change. Passionate about creativity and well-being. Deeply curious. Amongst others, working with A Very Good Company, Creative Coop, Ignite!, A Good Week, Visual Editions and Stiglitz School of Leadership & Creativity.

 

Emilie Glazer (@eglazer). Researching potential for ArtScience Prize in the UK with Ignite! Interests in creativity, neuroscience, design, innovation, social change.

 

 Alina Beissenova studying Diploma Architecture at the AA 

 

Kelly Teamey - works (through rebellious disillusionment) within academia, lecturing on education and international development.  Currently researching autonomous/social movement universities from different parts of the world - am very interested to discuss possibilities for present and future initiatives here in the UK...

 

Iona (@eyeona).  Will be mostly listening.

 

Weezie Yancey-Siegel (@weezieys): I am a 19-year-old student from San Francisco but have taken a year off from traditional university after having experienced certain frustrations relating to my learning path within the system. I am now on an experiential, self-designed learning journey traveling in Europe and am in the process of writing a book and blog where I profile other young and old people's alternative learning paths that they are currently taking or have taken. I am also passionate about and experienced in the fields of digital media, social entrepreneurship, consciousness, social change, etc. Check out my site and project at www.eduventurist.org!

 

 Hannah Lewis (@hannah_lewis): I am starting up the Remakery, a co-working space for enterprises and projects based on the reuse of "waste" materials, which has grown out of Transition Town Brixton. I am wondering how this fits into the "giant wave of 'new learning' spaces... co-working spaces, accelerators and incubators" described by John Geraci (in his blog post referenced in Dougald's TEDx talk), which he predicts will radically disrupt the world of higher education. I'm curious about the importance of making and craft as part of learning, as highlighted by projects like Making is Connecting and Radical Animal. I'm also thinking about overlaps with existing academia – the Remakery has some links in the form of a collaboration with LSBU architecture department's Humanitarian Hub (and discussing another one with RCA Innovation Design Engineering students). And I am tutoring at Camberwell College of Arts on a new course called The Expanded Designer that encourages design students to view their creative practice in its wider socio-political context.

 

 Paul Ducker (@tyredpaul): Have a career that has mostly bobbed around the edges of formal education institutions - in roles that often had advisor somewhere in the title: training, careers, skills. Recently completed a masters in higher and professional education, which I found rewarding but hard work (awaiting the result). Through this and my previous work I have a particular interest in how, and why, existing universities are (re)prioritising engagement with their local communities, and the different sorts of relationships, approaches and structures that result. My hope is that the reframing of higher education as a primarily private good will not stifle the commitment of institutions to seek ways to further engage with their wider community. Irrespective, it will be interesting to consider how and where the existing and new join up and/or can support one another, creating new opportunities and routes for learning.

 

 Mark van Harmelen (@hedtek) I'm a computer scientist and educationalist who is interested self-directed and peer-assisted learning in groups that continually self-improve their learning processes. Until recently teaching in the University of Manchester's School of Computer Science I'm deeply frustrated by dominant formal academic teaching and assessment practices, and am seeking a new way / place to experiment with agile learning practices. Through Hedtek I am developing an innovative learning support system for groups of learners. Also involved with WikiQuals.

 

 Em Wilkinson (@mindfulmaps). Artist / Visual Facilitator / Geek. I am interested in creative learning and creativity in education. Also alternatives to traditional university /more vocational forms of learning, and action learning/research. I hover tentatively on the edge of academia but am not quite compelled to jump in as the need to express everything in (too many) words frustrates me. I am attending on Sunday and documenting the day using graphic harvesting, which you can find out about at www.mindfulmaps.com. I wish I could come for the whole weekend but am on a course tomorrow, please come and find me on Sunday with any notes from Friday and Saturday you think would be interesting to visualise :-)

 

Britt Jurgensen. (@theatreproof) Artist/ Performance maker. I am interested in the fluidity between teaching and learning, between fact and fiction and word and action. Quite some time ago I got disillusioned with institutionalised education and right now I am excited about the possibility for discussion, innovation and change. I am part of the Free University of Liverpool. I am also thinking about venturing into a more organised period of research and thinking after many years of learning by doing and moving. 

 

Neil Bachelor (@neilbachelor) - I am currently setting up a non-profit psychometric profiling / lifelong career development service. One of its key functions is to help people identify skill or knowledge gaps against their chosen next step and highlight any formal or informal learning resources or experiences that could help. I'm therefore interested in a number of aspects of the project but, in particular, how it might assist people in designing and following a personalised learning plan. Will be along saturday afternoon. 

 

 Hexayurt

 

 John Parman

 

 Bethany Wells

 

 Rhiannon Colvin

 

 Josh!

 

 Christopher

 

 Arthur

 

 Avi

 

 Anna Betz

 

 

 

Present in spirit... 

 

If you can't be there the weekend of 14-16 October, but want to follow what happens over the weekend and what comes out of it, add yourself here. Follow us on Twitter @UnivProject

 

Charlotte Frost (@charlottefrost and @PhD2Published), I've got my fingers in a few relevant pies but most importantly I established a blog called http://wwwphd2published.com which looks at how early-career academics can get published and one of our aims is to look at how academia is changing and discuss what it should be in the future.  In an ideal world I'd love to work in a new style of higher education and if I was in the UK I'd definitely be at this event. Do keep me posted and if anyone would like to write a blog post for PhD2Published to share the debates and activities of this project more widely, do get in touch and we'll publicise as widely as possible!

 

Nikolina Nedeljkov, based in NYC, is a former Uslavian-born reader-writer-scholar,  whose interest revolves around the creation-remix nexus as a means of exploring postfuturist storytelling, cultural flows, and forms of resistance to cultural, spiritual, and emotional oppression.  Published work on LIES/ISLE and kill author. Definitely present in spirit, but would appreciate any updates. Thanks!

 

Kat (@katanth) social research geek trying to figure out how I can reconcile my ideals of education, openess and  what is useful to the wider world with what I see and have experienced in university/ academic forums to date.

 

David Young (@lostmoya) I'm a member of the Social Science Centre, Lincoln, a higher education non-profit co-operative where both teachers and students have an equal say the development of the curriculum and the running of the Centre. I've worked in "mainstream" HE for several years, and I'm interested in the development of radical alternatives which value people, provide a space to creatively resist alienation and marketisation, promote collaborative learning, and are "sustainable" (at least in so far as anything is really sustainable).

 

Graham Attwell (@GrahamAttwell) I work for Pontydysgu - a Wales based research and development SME. Interested in use of technology for learning and knowledge sharing and development, careers guidance, deschooling society and lots more

 

Arran Stibbe - I'm a lecturer at the University of Gloucestershire working with ideas drawn from education for sustainability, transition, deep ecology and the dark mountain project. My area of research is ecolinguistics and I edited the Handbook of Sustainability Literacy (www.sustainability-literacy.org). 

 

Hannes Klöpper (@hkloepper) - is the co-founder of iversity (@iversity). iversity offers a cloud-based higher education course-management platform. Unlike Blackboard or Moodle, our approach is bottom up: anyone can sign up for free. 

 

Heather Luna (@msheatherluna). Education for sustainability consultant (higher education). Tutor on the PG Cert in the Circular Economy. Very interested in empowering people to take charge of the situation we are in, and localised learning. (Not attending now as will be at the @OccupyBristolUK protest.)

 

Rifa Bhunnoo (@Rifa). Digital Project Consultant, interested in technology, social media, learning and teaching, knowledge sharing and co-founder of SheSays Brighton: networking and mentoring. I've added this event to Lanyrd the Social Conference directory, I encourage you to join and share this event with others who may have the technical, digital or creative skills you could be looking for. http://lanyrd.com/2011/univproject/

 

Andrew Taggart (@andrewjtaggart). I'm a philosophical counselor and educational adviser living in New York City. I first met Dougald Hine, and then a number of those to be present in the flesh, through New Public Thinking. Since I left the academy in 2009 with fresh-but-already-stale Ph.D. in hand, I've been thinking about what's involved in building new educational institutions. 

Comments (7)

Chrissi said

at 5:27 am on Sep 19, 2011

C.Witthoff (@Marushkap) .I' m a teacher, school with 800 children,the most with severe social problems. I'm interested in new methods , integration of culture differences and the use & inclusion of the modern Media in actual everyday lessons.

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at 11:58 am on Oct 1, 2011

Rhiannon Colvin, a third year undergraduate study at Leeds University and part of the group 'The Really Open University' a group set up during the student protest and occupation movement to focus on not just defending the university as it is, but also transforming it. We are trying to challenge the current hierarchical and profit focused education and imagine new trajectories for education through various means.

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at 10:07 am on Oct 4, 2011

Bethany Wells, designer, writer, wwoofer, recent RCA Architecture graduate. I believe that unconventional educational experiences are key to opening up to collaborative process/creativity/dialogue. My MA thesis project re-imagined higher education, advocating an architectural strategy of occupying unused space on the high street, bridging education, design practice and community action.

guest said

at 12:39 pm on Oct 10, 2011

Rick Hall @Rick_Hall Director of Programmes Ignite! www.ignitefutures.org.uk and especially interested in networking opportunities for #creativesparks

TiaCarrWilliams said

at 11:57 am on Oct 14, 2011

I am Tia Carr Williams @tiacarr, www.schoolofcommoning.com, www.tallyfox.com, www.relationshipmanagementinstitute.com Interested in developing Knowledge Conversations, Commons Cafes and strong communication competencies between indivduals in communities and organisations for better cooperative sharing culture development.

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at 12:01 pm on Oct 14, 2011

Abraham Heinemann. TRIBE member - http://kularing.info/about/ - passionate about education, student of Anthropology, AnthroPunk, Commoner.

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at 10:38 am on Oct 15, 2011

Athena Lam. I organize events - the most recent being TEDxYouth Day Hong Kong 2010 (Speakers Coordinator) and TEDxYouth Day Hong Kong 2011 (mentor). I was the founder of an art collective in Toronto called Project OUTPost, which collected online and mailed postcard submissions addressing sexuality from around the world, which became featured in both Toronto's 2008 Pride, as well as the University of Toronto's Hart House. I've been an English teacher in Hong Kong's private learning centres, a coach, a barista, a bakery sales, a sales associate at a kitchen store. I've also had the privilege of working with young girls whom have been rescued from the brothels in Cambodia. I currently attend the LSE, reading a MSC. in Population and Development, and the most recent upcoming project I'm doing is the Development Conference in March 2012, hosted by the LSE. I'm all for dialogue, latteral learning, and cross-sectorial exchange!

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