Creative Action Researcher
I give my attention and energy to generate conversations with others.
I am passionate about designing experiences to facilitate personal and collective transformation and I believe in our ability to create communities that host conscious human connections.
I practice the idea that the most urgent and important work is play, fun.
What I can offer:
My Working Style
Working together is an opportunity to witness each other’s beauty. I search for and express my gifts wildly, in doing so I allow myself to see the gift in others.
I seek to explore with all my senses: the methodology I love are inspired by movement, theatre, rituals, games, food, smells, and sounds. I believe in magic. I can be very analytical and to figure out if I have understood correctly, I like to summarise what I hear.
Featured Research Projects
Money, Culture, and Change
I am currently a PhD candidate at IDS (University of Sussex). My research explores how different funding models affect organizational culture as well as the quality of social organizations’ internal and external relationships.
From rhetoric to Action
I was a co-researcher in a process that sought to take a new approach to understanding child and youth development. We wanted the findings to be grounded in the political, social and economic contexts that affect children and young people’s lives.
Climate change in Cuba
I spent 7 months in Cuba working with 10 young researchers, and 75 young people from 3 cities. This action research process sought to open a space for young leaders to connect with each other, and create synergies. Check out the interactive experience to explore this research.
I co-edited an IDS Bulletin on Foresight in International Development. This issue of the IDS Bulletin focuses on the role of foresight in policy-oriented international development research and seeks to draw attention to the opportunities and challenges associated with the wide range of foresight approaches and methods that help individuals and groups to think about and prepare for different possible futures
Recrear Research Lab
I edit Recrear’s Research Lab, a repository of fun action research techniques.
I co-edited a poetry collection capturing young people’s vision of the world in 2030.