Art + Technology | Vision + Change: Creating inclusive transformational experiences in public space

Summit: ldn22

Length: 11:08

At the culmination of a two-year research and development project testing new commissioning models for technology driven work in public space, Threshold share findings and perspectives of how culture, technology and public space can create alchemy for impact and change.

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This talk is presented by

Uzma Johal MBE - CEO, Threshold Studios

Uzma’s background is in broadcast documentary and television production. She has extensive experience of working in the arts and creative media industries. As a Co-Founder and CEO of Threshold Studios, she drives the ethos and vision behind the organisation. A passionate advocate for social change, Uzma’s work has always prioritised participation, innovation and development of creativity in media, technology and the arts in the UK.

She brokers partnerships within place based strategic settings to unlock opportunities for meaningful collaborative production and engagement in new and emerging technologies in public spaces. She works with CEO’s, Senior Management Teams and Boards, facilitating how technology can achieve its objectives through the lens of Diversity and Inclusion.

She was recognised on the 2016 New Years Honours List and received an MBE for her contribution to the Digital Economy.

Samantha Lindley - Creative Director, Threshold Studios

Samantha’s 18 years of experience as a creative producer in the cultural sector spans the public realm, moving image, community cohesion, education, artist and talent development, employability, live events and commissioning.

As Creative Director for the Threshold Studios, she designs, develops and implements projects that manifest the organisation’s vision and ethos locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. Committed to using arts and culture for social change and equality, she believes that digital and emerging technologies allow expansion of culture for social good and inclusion.

With a background in production, she focuses on a human-led design approach to developing cultural engagement and experience. Using data and insight to engage with audiences, artists and creatives to ensure equity of opportunity and to test and expand how culture can play a beneficial role in our day to day lives, personally, socially and economically.