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As well as a talented musician, Imogen Heap is a digital master. Her tech innovations include the Mi.Mu gloves and a conceptual platform called Mycelia.
Naresh Ramchandani is the first ever communications and advertising partner at Pentagram.
Thomas Chapman is the founder of Local Studio – an architecture firm that creates public buildings and urban design schemes that promote social development.
Benjamin Hubert is an award-winning British design entrepreneur and founder of LAYER. He focuses on human-centred design.
Twins Cartoon is the pseudonym of Cairo-based identical twin cartoonist Mohamed and Haitham El-seht.
How Far From Home
Two creatives. One wanderlist. Zero reasons to stay at home.
Helen Isibor-Epega, otherwise The Venus Bushfires, is a Nigerian-born, London-raised composer, singer-songwriter and performance artist.
Erik Kessels is a Dutch artist, designer and curator with a great interest in photography.
London-based studio Assemble merges art, architecture and design to create artful spaces.
Snask are a creative agency that makes "kickass" branding, design and film.
Omar Victor Diop
This Senegalese photographer uses the medium to capture the diversity of modern African societies and lifestyles.
This South African-born designer created the Roadless wheel for use in rural areas, an innovative product that turns scarcity into opportunity.
Carla Kreuser is a creative director at The Jupiter Drawing Room in Cape Town.
Tyler Pratt is a Canadian industrial designer known for his use of clean and simplistic design principles.
Tia Blassingame uses the art of letterpress printing in her work which explores the relationship between race, history and perception.
Teresa van Dongen
Teresa van Dongen is an Amsterdam-based designer whose work – informed by science, chemistry, physics and a passion for glass – yields enchanting results.
Marc Dubois is an interaction designer interested in art, design, music, gaming and science fiction.
Kathryn Fleming is a multidisciplinary designer exploring the intersections of science, art and technology.
Doremy Diatta uses transdisciplinary design in the practice of mental health and learning.
Larry Harvey is the founding board member and chief philosophic officer of Burning Man, an annual festival of arts in the Nevada desert.
Robbie Brozin is a co-founder of chicken fast food chain Nando’s and ran the company for almost 25 years. Now he’s focussing on philanthropic projects.
Santiago Cirugeda is a subversive architect from Seville, Spain, whose work focusses on reclaiming urban spaces for public use.
As a creator of LA's celebrated gourmet food truck culture, this chef did more than sling marinated Korean barbecue tacos. He brought Los Angelenos together.
The Missoni matriarch, who "cannot stay away from colour", zigzagged her way from knitwear to a home collection to hotel interior design.
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