Patricia brings her studies in complexity and emergence, in improvisatory theatre and dance, in group dialogue and conversation, in Goethian approaches to social phenomena, to experiments in education and organising that work with joint inquiry. She has advised corporations and communities around the world, been a visiting Professor of the University of Hertfordshire for 15 years and is a longterm friend of Schumacher College and its worldwide network of alumni, serving as teacher, mentor, advisor, research convenor and member of its steering group. ‘Changing Conversations in Organisations’ is published by Routledge.
Julie Richardson is an ecological economist with over 30 years experience working across different fields including academia, business, NGO’s, community development, the public sector and international development. Most recently, at Schumacher College she co-created the Schumacher Worldwide programme supporting the emergence of an international community of practitioners inspired by EF Schumacher.
Jon has a life-long practice of opening and holding spaces for people and ideas to flourish within communities and the web of life. He has worked through the United Nations and related organisations with Bedouin communities in Syria and elsewhere to weave together customary and state tenure systems and institutions. As co-facilitator of one of the five arms of the Clinton Middle East Peace Process, Jon co-created joint programmes on desertification and water security among participating countries. With private, public and 3rd sector organisations in Dorset he brought forth new social enterprises, landscape conservation schemes and funding in what is now Wild Purbeck. As Head of Schumacher College the organisation blossomed with new partnerships and practice-based whole-person programmes at home and worldwide. Today, Jon is commissioning editor with Chelsea Green Publishers, runs the educational consultancy Ecoliteracy, and is director or trustee of a select number of charities and community interest companies. Jon received his doctorate from Oxford University, his masters from Sterling University and his undergraduate from George Mason University.
Michael Punt is a Professor of Art and Technology at the University of Plymouth and the founding convenor of Transtechnology Research. He is an international co-editor for Leonardo and Editor-in-Chief of Leonardo Reviews. Heis currently a reviewer and panelist for funding bodies in Austria, Portugal, Czech Republic and the European Commission and the USA. He also served as a member of the AHRC Strategic Reviewers Group.
Hannah Drayson is a lecturer in the School of Art, Design and Architecture at the University of Plymouth. Her scholarly research focuses on the intersection of arts, science and medicine. Since 2017 Hannah has been co-convenor of the Transtechnology Research group, a group of over 20 doctoral researchers in the School of Art, Design and Architecture at the University of Plymouth who are concerned with developing scholarly and practical approaches to media technology and creativity.