- Youth Initiative Program (Y.I.P.), Sweden
Initiating projects and open collaborative networks
- Reading University, MSc Food and Politics Lecture
"Innovating innovation: creating new technologies on different operating systems".
- February 2017, Royal College of Art
Speaker and Advisor, BioDesign Challenge
Advisor and final judge for the RCA BioDesign Challenge: http://biodesignchallenge.org
With the theme 'food' - gave mentorship through Future Farm Lab.
- January 2017 - present, Schumacher College, Devon
Facilitator and Programme Designer
Resident systems designer in education and science.
- November 2016, Schumacher College, Devon
Visiting Lecturer, Holistic Science MSc
Teaching on the Holistic Science Masters programme was an absolute dream. Following on from the legacy of previous teachers at Schumacher, namely the infamous and much admired Lynn Margulis, we dived into the topic of endosymbiosis, and the rich spectrum of intimate relationships present in Nature. We spanned an enormous scale, from the molecular mechanisms of chloroplast evolution all the way to intimate interspecies relationships and mutualisms - to our very own gut microbiome which controls and coordinates far more than we realise - from allergies and disease sensitivity to emotional states!
- November 2016, Archer Academy, London
Visiting "Mad Scientist" - a tour of the relationships between humans and biology through the ages, and a creative assignment in designing bacteria and plants to solve world problems.
- November 2016, Global Generation Skip Garden, London
Bringing together science, religion and the Universe Story.
- July 2016, Secret Garden Party, Cambridgeshire
Guerilla Science & Future Farm Lab Workshops
Workshops delivered around our future of food, and alternatives to current modes of animal and plant agriculture... Delivered with a full sensory component: taste, smell, touch, and immersive!
- 8th June 2016, Royal College of Art, London
Workshop on engineering cyanobacteria for MSc Innovation Design students, collaborating with Marin Sawa, Biodesigner
- 1st June 2016, Royal College of Art, London
Urban farming and agro-ecology: moving to a sustainable food system
Algal bio-factories, lab-grown animal-free "cultured" meat, powdered vanilla-flavoured complete nutrient supplement drinks, accelerated selective breeding combined with genetic engineering to produce super-charged nutrient rich vegetables – if we have any need or use for vegetables at all…
Future Farm Lab explores the future of our food, how we got there, and what we can do to shape a more sustainable, nutritious, colourful and resilient food system one bite at a time. Joined by her team of cellular agriculturist Abi Glencross and science communicator Sophie Peri they will be presenting their work along serving up some thought-provoking and taste-tantalising experimental samples and refreshments!
- April 2016, Crossmodalists Meet-up, London
Future Farm Lab Programme
Science Meets Art: Testing Taste and Perception and Immersing in the Future of Food
A series of hands-on experiments as an experience for attendees and also a valuable chance to collect data on public perception, and opinion, around protein alternatives and the potential future of our food. Followed by a feedback session, discussion and Q&A.
- March 2016, Exhibition at the Science Museum, London
Future of London 2050: Algae as Food and Feed
- February 2016, Lecture at Imperial College London
"The Synthetic Biology revolution: the road to realistic sustainability in the near future"
A lecture given to final year undergraduates to stimulate discussion and healthy skepticism around the role synthetic biology will and can play in our future. Followed by Q&A.
- December 2015, Workshops at Bombay International School, Mumbai
"Programme DNA, Design Your Own Super-bug and Solve World Problems"
- July 2015, Workshops at King George V School, Hong Kong
"The Evolution of Humans, Nature and Technology"
- April 2015, Workshops at Tanglin Trust School, Singapore
"Designing a New World with Nature’s Guidance: Biomimicry"
"Re-wiring Your Brain: the Neuroscience of Stress, and Mindfulness"
- March 2015, Workshops at Dubai College, United Arab Emirates
"The Intersection of Science and Life: Wonder"