Connecting

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A large part of my practice involves connecting with others and sharing ideas. Often, those connections happen informally but, every now and then, I happily welcome formalised opportunities for learning and exchange.

Invited Participant – CATALYST
13–15 June 2018, UWI St Augustine (Trinidad)
Invited participant in a three-day ideas lab workshop that aimed to harmonise cultural activity in the region, by highlighting the cultural, scientific and social dimensions of co-operation between the European Union (EU) and the Caribbean.

Part-time Lecturer – UWI St Augustine
September 2017–present
Course: Critical Perspectives in Design Management (MA in Creative Design: Entrepreneurship programme)
Lectures, seminars, readings, discussions, group work and research are used to deliver this Master’s course that seeks to give entrepreneurs the tools to build their developing brands.

Founding Member, Director – Design Objective
March 2017–present
Setup and management of Trinidad and Tobago’s first non-profit design organisation.

Selected Participant – Writing on the Arts Workshop
9–13 January 2017, UWI Mona (Jamaica)
Based at UWI’s Mona campus in the Faculty of Humanities and Education, this workshop brought together twelve professional arts writers from around the Caribbean region for five days of high-level, hands-on training led by facilitator Claire Armitstead, books editor of the UK Guardian.

Judging Books By Their Covers: Why Book Design is Crucial
27 April 2016, Bocas Lit Fest
Invited to deliver a presentation on the importance of book design, especially for first-time authors, at Bocas Lit Fest – the Caribbean’s top festival of books and ideas.

New Media Artists’ Talks
September 21, 2013; September 24, 2014; trinidad+tobago film festival
Coordinated and moderated (with Holly Bynoe, ARC Magazine) artists’ talks with participants in the trinidad+tobago film festival’s New Media programme of experimental films, video art, and interactive works.

Earthship Building Workshop
2008, Negril Jamaica
Participation in this (very!) hands-on eco-construction and self sufficient living training session led by the Earthship Biotecture team.