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Ekow Eshun

Creative Director, Calvert 22 Foundation (UK)

Ekow Eshun is Creative Director of Calvert 22 Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation that supports the culture and creativity of the New East through a programme of exhibitions, events, research and digital media. A former director of the Institute of Contemporary Arts (2005-10), Eshun is currently Chair of the Fourth Plinth Commissioning Group, where he oversees London’s most significant public art programme. Eshun is also a writer and cultural commentator, appearing frequently on TV and radio shows including Saturday Review and Front Row.

The Calvert 22 Foundation launched an online journal as part of a quest to brand a region from a small office in Shoreditch, providing incredible insights into online journalism, new models for cultural institutions, and cultural tourism. Ekow shares the inside story of the award-winning online magazine dedicated to exploring the culture and creativity of the New East (eastern Europe, the Balkans, Russia and Central Asia), delivering a mix of daily features, news, interviews and photography.

The former Editor of Arena men’s magazine, and a Contributing Editor at Esquire, his writing has appeared in publications including the Financial Times, The Guardian, Granta, The Observer, The Independent, Vogue and Wired. His book, Black Gold of the Sun, was nominated for the Orwell prize for political writing. He is editor of the 2017 book, Africa Modern: creating the contemporary art of a continent.

Yasha Young

Director & Curator, Urban Nation (Berlin)

Marcela Sabino

Lab Director, Museum of Tomorrow (Brazil)

Ekow Eshun

Creative Director, Calvert 22 Foundation (UK)

Robbie Brammall

Director of Marketing & Communications, Mona

Hon Mark McGowan

Premier of Western Australia

Hussain Currimbhoy

Documentary Programmer, Sundance Film Festival (USA)

Tamasein Holyman

Mistress of Make-Believe, Underground Cinema & Secret Squirrel Productions

Michelle Sandford

Technology Evangelist & Service Delivery Manager, Microsoft

Tenille Bentley

Entrepreneur, Author & Contemporary Thought Leader

Kira Fong

Chief Operations Officer, Goolarri Media Enterprises, Broome, WA

Michael Rodrigues

Chair, Night Time Industries Association & MD, Time Out (ANZ)

Natasha Atkinson

CEO, Fremantle Markets

Justin McArdle

Founder, Frame Labs

Amanda Morrison

Managing Director, Komixx Entertainment

Tessa Dempster

Chief Editor, Perth Underground

Henry Boston

Executive Director, The Chamber of Arts and Culture, WA

Barry McGuire

Managing Director, Redspear Safety

Michel Hogan

Independent Brand Thinker and Adviser

Peter Tullin

Co Founder, CultureLabel.com & REMIX Summits