BOM Fellow 2017
As a BOM Fellow I’m currently exploring ‘antidotes’ to life through technology & gaming in urban spaces to develop the Elixir of Life – a mixed reality game played on the streets of Birmingham.
RnD project attempting to map the sublime through Qawwali music in collaboration with artists, neuroscientists & psychologists at the University of Birmingham in partnership with Sampad. Audience developed through workshops, BEAST sharing, Shimmer Testing with GSR, heart rate & facial recognition & disseminated at Music Makes Waves Symposium as part of the Arts & Science Festival at University of Birmingham @qawwali_shrine
Documenting pilot project with the Royal Society of the Arts, Arts Connect, The Rep, Birmingham & The Playhouse to upskill primary school teachers in drama methodologies, in order to enrich children’s writing within the classroom
Kairos Women Working Together – Catch 22
Project with young women at risk of sexual exploitation, producing animation shorts containing messages about how they can feel safe, build resilience & be confident in situations of risk. https://vimeo.com/182330006
Southbank Centre – Knives, Forks and Fingers
4 women, 4 stories, 4 cities. Stories of Mothers & their relationships with their daughters. Director of film production working to produce 4 short films in an interdisciplinary theatre production directed by Hardeep Singh Kohli. Toured nationwide from London to Birmingham, Doncaster & Oldham https://vimeo.com/127693088
M&C Saatchi – Digital Strategist
Digital Strategist for Natwest and behaviour change campaign for Change For Life. Realised how the commercial sector works, breaks boundaries, innovates and promotes growth and how a project communicates it’s messaging, finds visibility and engages a diverse audience. Developed insights and wider strategies that cross the circles between creativity, culture & heritage
Futurelab, Ars Electronica
Cultural Innovator researching how mass participation can lead to social change. Contributed to an Open Data project for the museum, ran creative consultations to identify how the Futurelab can capitalise on its creative talent & gained knowledge on its strategic focus learning how flexibility & resilience has positioned Ars Electronica as agents of innovation.