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  • Festival of the Future City

    Gaia Vince

    She has travelled the world extensively to research this unique time in Earth’s history, in which increasing human activities are changing the planet – and us – as never before. Her first book, Adventures In The Anthropocene, documents these changes, how they’re affecting communities from the global south to the rich world, from scientists and […]

  • Phil Haughton

    Buy Phil Haughton’s Food for Thought: Celebrating the Joy of Eating Well and Living Better now from Photo credit: Natural Products

  • Festival of Economics

    Anu Anand

    She has also worked for APTN, the Guardian, the Christian Science Monitor, Al Jazeera English and Marketplace, launching the global edition of Marketplace Morning Report from the BBC World Service in 2017. She has worked all over the world, reporting major stories including the death of Mother Theresa, the 2003 US invasion of Iraq, the […]

  • James Baldwin 2024


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  • Madhu Krishnan

    She is author of Contemporary African Literature in English: Global Locations, Postcolonial Identifications (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), Writing Spatiality in West Africa: Colonial Legacies in the Anglophone/Francophone Novel (Boydell & Brewer, 2018) and Contingent Canons: African Literature and the Politics of Location (Cambridge University Press, 2018). She is currently working on a large-scale project on literary […]

  • Festival of Economics

    Valentina Rodríguez Guerra

    She has received awards for her work from NASA and the Colombian Ministry of Education. Together with co-author David Lingelbach, they are regular opinion contributors to The Hill on Vladimir Putin and oligarchs.

  • Festival of Economics

    Matthew Agarwala

    His research covers natural and social capital, economic measurement, green finance, productivity, and wellbeing. Spanning sectors and disciplines, Matthew’s collaborators include ecologists, social anthropologists, members of UK Parliament, and Nobel Laureates in peace, medicine, physics, and chemistry. Matthew works closely with the United Nations, World Bank, central banks, finance ministries, and businesses to highlight nature-related […]

  • Festival of the Future City

    Marwa al-Sabouni

    She has designed proposals for rebuilding the Baba Amr district of Homs that was destroyed in the war, drawing on older Syrian spatial arrangements where there was constant contact among diverse classes and ethnic groups. In articles and public lectures, al-Sabouni argues for architecture that has human connection at its heart. She and her husband […]

  • Festival of the Future City

    Jon Alexander

    Jon Alexander’s work is motivated by a strong belief in the potential of the citizen (though not the consumer) to create a better world. Alexander is co-founder of the New Citizenship Project, a strategy and innovation consultancy that aims to shift the dominant story of the individual in society from Consumer to Citizen. NCP’s client […]

  • Festival of Economics

    Ed Atkins

    He looks at how sustainability and/or decarbonisation policies can be made fairer and more inclusive. Atkin arrived at the University of Bristol School of Geographical Sciences in 2018 – the same year that he completed his PhD at the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (also at Bristol). In 2023, he published A Just […]

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