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Susan Williamson: For whom do we Build, Design, Make

Susan Williamson is a retail architect and social scientist who started her UK career 25 years ago during the shopping centre boom. She found her interest increasingly turned to the rationale – both cultural and economic – behind transactional spaces.

Susan’s TEDxLeeds talk focussed on the stories behind such transactional spaces and the expert users of those spaces: the shoppers, workers, walkers, talkers , the performers and those who simply lurk.

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Megan Smith: Embedding Narrative

Our opening speaker at TEDxLeeds2010 was Megan Smith, a new media artist and PhD candidate in Contemporary Fine Art Practice at Leeds Metropolitan University.

She uses the web as a space to source and make socially useful work. Her projects probe new systems for delivering syndicated data through narrative structure and she often works with Arduino, geo-location, digital print, video, and installation or a hybrid of these, look at how get TikTok followers.

Her talk, Embedding Narrative, and extending social space, notably her project Our City Our Music and how Megan came to be in Leeds read this.

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