Victoria Hume is Director of the Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance. She is a composer, researcher and project manager specialising in culture, health and wellbeing, and was an arts manager for the NHS for 15 years. Victoria also worked in South Africa for some years, establishing a module in hospital-based performance for the University of the Witwatersrand and receiving a distinction for a Masters in Music and Health Communication focused on hospital-induced delirium. She is a Research Associate in the Medical Humanities at WiSER (Wits Institute for Social & Economic Research), working with the Medical & Health Humanities Africa Network. She continues to write and release music through Lost Map Records.
Kat Jungnikel, is a Senior lecturer in Sociology at Goldsmiths College, University of London. She is codirector of the Methods Lab and PI on the European Research Council funded project Politics of Patents (POP) project which examines citizenship via two hundred years of global clothing inventions. Her teaching and research interests include mobilities, gender, technology cultures, DIY/making practices, and visual and inventive methods. Recent publications include (ed) Transmissions: critical tactics for communicating research (MIT Press, 2020),Creative Practice Ethnographies (co-written with Hjorth, Harris & Coombs, Rowman & Littlefield 2019) and Bikes and Bloomers: Victorian Women Inventors and their Extraordinary Cycle Wear (Goldsmiths Press 2018).
Tanya Russell MRBS, has become well known over the last 30 years for her life-like and vibrant animal sculpture, and her abstract figurative work. For Tanya her practice is not only about capturing the animals she sculpts with marks and movement. It’s about our relationships with those animals and their welfare. Consequently, 10% of Tanya’s sale proceeds are donated to animal rescue charities. Tanya founded The Art Academy in London Bridge, now a degree validated and thriving art college. Tanya's artwork is sold and commissioned internationally.
Noa Genazzano, originally from Barcelona, Spain, has travelled the world as a dancer, teacher and choreographer. While residing in New York for 12 years, she joined the prestigious Alvin Ailey School where she trainedin Ballet, Contemporary, Modern, Jazz, Hip-Hop and West-African Dances among many other styles. She has performed and taught all over the globe in countries such as the UK, Spain, and Germany, along with world-renowned theatres in London and New York City, where she founded her own company, Universe in Motion, and premiered her first original creation, U Are The Universe. Her work explores the awakening of the human consciousness through movement and meditation.