I am an American/British amateur anthropologist, an ex-“aid worker” looking to work on transformational projects involving communication, technology and new economies. I am seeking out flashes of the possible, bold alternatives.
My special skills seem hard to fit in traditional labels, but seem to coalesce into three areas:
accompanying online or offline communities and creating bridges between them
finding common languages which transcend jargon and cultural barriers
creative approaches to promoting engagement and social change
I've always had a keen interest in design, and a little over a decade ago, I began to rediscover the world of design through classes in information design and service design.
For the past ten years I co-founded and co-directed The Restart Project, aiming to reduce electronic waste and transform our relationship to electronics.
Prior to this, I worked with @Verdade, Mozambique’s innovative, largest circulation newspaper and I worked as a consultant with the International Land Coalition on a project designed to help decentralize collection of data on large-scale land acquisition, sometimes called “land grabbing”.
I spent a lot of 2022 concentrating on my recovery from Covid, as I’ve been unwell since the first wave of the pandemic. During this pause, I deepened my interest in degrowth, sufficiency, and luddism (new and old).
I'm not back to my pre-2020 health, but back working, with Rethinking Economics, a student movement attempting to throw a spanner in the ideological engine of neoliberalism.
I have a particular attachment to East Timor, provincial Mozambique, São Paulo, Portugal and my new home Nottingham in the East Midlands.
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