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Creative Practice

Author: Neil Mackinnon

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Creative Practice is a long form interview podcast featuring professionals working in the creative industries, talking about what they do, how they got there and the things that make them effective. Part biography, part insight into their practice and all interesting and useful. Each episode focusses on one person, unpacking the specifics of their practice, particularly the aspects that can be replicated or adapted to work for the listener.
6 Episodes
Christopher Daniel is an architect, educator, designer and inveterate enthusiast. He runs Polysemic, an interdisciplinary design studio making strategies and places for performance and community.
Jessica Bowles is the Principal Lecturer and Course Leader of the MA/MFA Creative Producing at Central School of Speech and Drama in London. Jessica trained as a Designer for Film and TV, and spent the early part of her career working across Europe in theatre design with organisations including Dukes Playhouse Lancaster, Young Vic and the RSC. Her subsequent career in education has spanned writing the BA (Cons) Theatre Practice Course at Central School of Speech and Drama and introducing undergraduate Circus and Puppetry degrees to UK Higher Education. Jessica also founded the Masters course in Creative Producing which she now leads. Through her work in education Jessica has supported the learning of an extraordinary range of people now working across the theatre and wider performing arts industries.
John's first book 'The Creative Economy: How People Make Money from Ideas' has become the seminal account of how creative people think and develop new ideas. His follow-up book 'Creative Ecologies: Where Thinking is a Proper Job' applies new ideas on ecology to how people work together and co-creativity. It asks, Where do we think best? Over the last fifteen years John has worked with a wide range of people and organisations in over thirty countries to increase understanding of creativity and innovation in a business environment. He continues to write, lecture and debate on the creative economy and what it means for us.
Brent Hansen spent 19 years at MTV Europe where he rose from news producer to President of Creative and Editor-in-Chief of MTV Networks International. He was in the start up team of the European arm of the company and played an instrumental part in its meteoric growth.
Vicki Igbokwe is the Creative Director and Choreographer of Uchenna Dance. She works to empower, entertain and educate through dance theatre production experiences, coaching, dance based empowerment workshops and teaching in further and higher education.
David Micklem is an independent producer, consultant and writer with a background at Arts Council England as their Senior Theatre Strategy Officer followed by Battersea Arts Centre as Joint Artistic Director.
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