Sustainable Horizons: Going Forward
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Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London
Alumni Network 'We are UAL Sustainability Alumni Network. We Educate, Showcase & Connect students and alumni practising sustainable methods of business and design.
We Educate - My inspiration comes from meeting and making friends with engaged people like me who want to make a difference to the world through art.
Central Saint Martins provides a magnificent networking space, not just because of the spectacular premises, because the design facilitates every kind of conversation. I mingled with current students and alumni, and we compared their experiences with mine from when I studied at UAL in 2010. Since the event I have remained in good contact with those I met and I know that there will be many new collaborative opportunities arising from these introductions. And the great refreshments certainly helped!
We Showcase - I was so proud to be chosen as one of the three guest speakers at Sustainable Horizons: Going Forwards II on November 16. As my artistic career has developed from the wonderful start given to me by UAL, I have progressively focused my work on creating awareness of the huge challenges we face and the impact of sustainable lifestyles on the environment and our happiness. This was such a great opportunity to share my experiences and stories as well as my work recently featured at the Royal Academy of Arts and the Chelsea Arts Club.
We Educate - I have a passion for learning and melding disciplines, more formally building on my artistic training with a psychotherapy qualification from Regent's University, and more spontaneously taking advantage of every opportunity to pursue inspirational themes. For me that was the highlight of the event. I found incredible diversity with UAL alumni from all kinds of walks of life and different places in the creative industries. What a wonderful chance to share, practice and develop UAL still gives us.