12-1pm: Ms Aida Esposito (CreativeThinking)
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London and its Creative Enterprise Zones
Discussant: Dr Tarek Virani (UWE, Bristol)
Chair: Prof Andy Pratt
Aida Esposito is founder-director of creativethinking, a cultural strategist for cross-sector clients and co-director of the Tottenham Creative Enterprise Zone. She is an experienced consultant who ensures art, culture, community and creativity are embedded in regeneration solutions to truly change lives. Driving cultural investment to maximise social and economic benefit to communities through her understanding of, and connections with, London’s cultural ecology. Through the pandemic, among other things, Aida has been connecting councils with individual artists and small businesses to generate work and help shape what places can look like.