Human Library

The Human Library is…

Prajnaketu Holden

Prajnaketu is a Buddhist teacher and member of a Buddhist Order with a Masters in Mathematics and Philosophy from New College, Oxford. He has some really interesting ideas and I think you could have some interesting discussions. Themes on ethical living; meditation; personal/psychological/ emotional/spiritual development; solitude; and also elements of more traditional Buddhist lifestyles and values.

Eiluned Pearce

Eiluned is Dr of Human evolutionary science and psychology from Oxford University who has spent 10 years researching at Oxford University’s Experimental Psychology Department. She can talk generally about human evolution, the social brain, how we create and maintain friendships and communities etc.

Devon Moar

Born in and growing up in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Studied at School of Architecture at The Cooper Union, tutors included Lebbeus Woods, David Turnbull, Hayley Eber, Pep Aviles, David Gersten, Diane Lewis, Michael Young

Research into the technology of a space elevator, occupying the Earth’s atmosphere as an orbiting satellite and messenger - a connection and neural network between Earth and the cosmos - always sending, receiving, and storing information.

Interests in science fiction, spaces/architecture for extreme locations such as the polar regions, the Moon and other places in outer space.

After graduating worked in the NYC office of Rafael Viñoly Architects.

Now works at Hugh Broughton Architects on the extreme environment and remote location architecture.

Shahe Gregorian

Jackie Watson

Jackie Watson MA (Hons) Jurisprudence Oxon; MSc Applied Positive Psychology University of East London

Jackie graduated in Law from Oxford University and, following a successful career as a solicitor and tax consultant in London, Paris and Oxford, went back to University in 2010 to take a Masters in positive psychology. She now enjoys teaching International pre-University students Law and also Life skills. She is particularly fascinated by what makes people thrive and flourish, by the resilience and by personal strengths as an indicator for career choices. In her leisure time, she likes to adapt industrial and domestic design ideas to her home and is actively trying to reduce its carbon footprint. She became a type 1 diabetic at age 15, has two adult children who have left the nest and been (just a little) replaced by two cats.

Harleen Johan

Harleen graduated from the University of Southampton in July 2017, with a distinction in her Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery degree. Since then, she has worked as a junior doctor in the Oxford University Hospitals Trust; rotating through ‘Emergency Surgery’, ‘Adult Psychiatry’ and ‘Acute General Medicine’ jobs. During a break from her undergraduate studies, she completed a Masters degree sponsored by the Institute of Medical Ethics, focusing on medical ethics and the changing landscape of healthcare law. She also has a significant interest in global health; particularly the fair provision of healthcare in regions where gender inequality prevails. With as much inclination to the arts as the sciences, she has also previously competed and performed on an international platform as a professional dancer. Her current creative pursuits are wedding photography and poetry. Who’s interested to gauge numbers?

Jules Birch

Peter Wilder

The talk will be on his work: Disruptive Innovation in Land Planning. Based on a paper I presented at the University of Greenwich International Symposium Creation: Reaction, it focuses on the possibilities that technology has to transform current practices and the opportunities and potential threats to the design industry.

He can also talk about: - sustainable buildings, covering my role as an advisor to BRE on the introduction of passive systems and green technology into some of the worlds most energy efficient architecture including the living lattice building in Changsha China and the development of the Zero Carbon Lighthouse, the UK’s first Code level 6 building.

- water Sensitive Urban Design and the role of the master plan in creating sustainable cities focusing on the Gui’an Innovation Park in China, a prototype for a Sponge City.

Dr Alexandra Macht

Dr Sally Holloway

Joseph Horton

Dr Ross Goodson

Ross is a recently qualified medic

George Williams

George Williams is a '17 Zone5⃣ graduate with a wealth of architectural experience🏗 ranging from renovating the homes of rock stars 🦄 to deployment with the UN in Tajikistan 🇹🇯

He has an interest in obscure line drawings ✍ Marxist theory and alternative social/political/economic 🛠 models

His thesis project explored the link between GenY 🤷‍♀🤷‍♂ Ibiza airport 🛩 and Tinder 📱

Engeland Apostol

Zone5 Mk3. The architectural designer that does image trains for days @sheepairsupport

Ray Lee

Sam Wilkinson

Drone pilot, Architectural Designer, Virtual Reality, Digital R&D

Eddie Farrel

Painter and filmmaker

David Greene

David Greene was a founding member of Archigram, a major avant-garde architecture group of the 1960s.

Professor Byron Mikellides

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