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Emma is the Chief of Play at Cultivate, developing and producing creative projects and helping clients to develop relationships and communities. Emma has variously worked to create a buzz at launches for heritage buildings, community hubs, galleries, museums, and cultural organisations, helping companies utilise collaborative technologies and social media to engage and connect with individuals and develop communities.
Emma is currently operating four public-facing projects – The Culture Vulture, Cultural Conversations, Playful Leeds and her most recent initiative is March of the Robots, an upcoming year-round adventure for Leeds, celebrating our fascination with robot culture.
March is allowing Emma to engage and explore the city’s cultures, communities and structures in innovative ways, using play as a means to unwrap a city’s potential. Take a look at Emma’s campaign to adopt a robot-in-residence for the city of Leeds!
Find Emma on Twitter as @culturevultures.
Shanaz Gulzar & Steve Manthorp
Artists Shanaz Gulzar and Steve Manthorp have shared an artistic co-practice as ADEPT since 2004.
Both artists have established solo practices which inform and enhance their collaborative work.
Shanaz is a digital and installation artist and stage designer, working across disciplines to make innovative and challenging interventions go to this site. Steve is an artist, curator and an innovator in digital practice.
Through their early work together, ADEPT developed a conceptual and imaginative approach that is responsive to site, social and historical context. From early gallery-based work, ADEPT have progressed to large scale public video projections, installations and performative works.
Find out more about ADEPT at adeptprojects.co.uk and follow Steve & Shanaz as @manthorp and @shanazgulzar on Twitter.
Erinma Ochu is passionate about mass collaboration, mass participation and citizen-led social innovation.
With a Wellcome Trust Engagement Fellowship, Erinma has been exploring the cultural value of citizen science and innovative ways the public can participate in biomedical research.
Erinma’s recent citizen science and open data collaborations include Hooked, Everyday Growing Cultures and Turing’s Sunflowers.
Trained originally as a neuroscientist, Erinma’s career spans the film, TV and cultural sector. Recent citizen-led initiatives including: Manchester Beacon and Catalyst, exploring how technology can support citizen-led social innovation.
Erinma blogs about everyoneandeverything and seasonal food. As co-founder of creative social enterprise, Squirrel Nation, she makes movies to imagine alternative futures, the latest is also the subject of her talk for TEDxCity2.0, Everyday Growing Futures.
Erinma is a Fellow of the RSA and you can find out more about Erinma’s work at aboutme.com/erinmaochu and follow her on Twitter as @erinmaochu.
On Friday 20th September 2013, LSx, Actuated Futures and Citu presented an afternoon simulcast of TEDxCity2.0, streaming live from New York City along with an evening programme of speakers and refreshments.