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empathy . insight . foresight

THE ADV_

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[ ABOUT ]

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THE ADV_™ is an immersive forum that weaponises empathy*.

We create engaging scenarios that turn knowledge into action through interactive experiences. 

Our participants include the curious, the enthusiast and the expert, collectively exploring the mindset/s and tactics behind the narratives, beliefs and systems that have, are or will shape our society.



Experience power • If not you, then who?

 
 
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[ MISSION ]

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Our role is to create a space for strategic empathy, insight and foresight. We enable our participants to affect change, secure progress and make impact in their industries of interest; on local, national or global scale. As a result , our scenario/s set the scene to develop perspectives, define motivations and clarify intentions generating new Framework/s**.

* DEF. The offensive or defensive practical application of understanding.

** DEF. New strategies and approaches developed by participants.

THE KNOWLEDGE ACQUIRED WILL BE OF TREMENDOUS VALUE TO OUR FUTURE LEADERS, WHERE THEY CAN INDIVIDUALLY OR COLLECTIVELY USE THAT INSIGHT, TO PROACTIVELY INFLUENCE POSITIVE CHANGE.
— Sally Baffour | Thank U Libraries, Race Equality Foundation
 
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[ TEAM ]

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Meet our current board of advisors, if you are interested in joining our team, please get in touch below.

CL-Q

Christopher Lutterodt-Quarcoo (CL-Q) is an internationally exhibiting Designer, awarding-winning Director of 'Hertz' (BFI Future Film Festival: Best Documentary) currently on BFI Player, Writer, Global Speaker and Lecturer. Operating on the axis of Design and Politics; CL-Q is the Director of THE ADV_™, a forum that weaponises empathy. He is also the Founder of the research archive Unmaterialised™, which uses design to investigate political influence on global narratives, beliefs & systems.

MO-LING CHUI

Mo-Ling Chui is the course leader for B.A. (Hons) Design Management and Cultures at, UAL : London College of Communication. She is a creative director, marketing communications strategist, project manager, curator, and educator with more than 20 years of international experience, including orienting brands to Chinese markets. Her research and creative practice applies ethnographic and human-centred approaches to develop cultural intelligence and social design projects.

STEPH SINGER

Stephanie is an award-winning composer and creative director. Her work has featured at the Royal Opera House, FutureFest, The Roundhouse and more. In 2014 she founded BitterSuite, an internationally touring sensory music concept. In 2017 she conceived and directed ‘Open Senses’, a city-wide festival of sensory arts. Her work has been featured internationally in publications including The Guardian and Smithsonian.

KOAT ALEER

Koat Aleer is an international law specialist with particular interest in Africa with a wide array of experience in various capacity from international organisations including the Human Rights Institute of the International Bar Association, African Prisons Project and the United Nations Dispute Tribunal, International Organisation for Migration and the African Union. She holds a Masters of Law and Bachelors of Law from the University of Leeds and a Bachelors of Arts degree from the University of Toronto.

NIGEL STEWART

Nigel Stewart is a UK based businessman and social entrepreneur who holds the position of Director at learning institute Centre of Pan African Thought and The Care Plus Group in London. Nigel’s career spans 15 years in the fields of asset management, property and corporate finance. Nigel also works extensively as a consultant, specialising in coaching and mentoring start-ups and small caps on corporate strategy.

PHILIP HOWE

Philip Howe is a London based writer and curator whose work focuses on the intersections of contemporary art and radical politics. Having graduated MA Art & Politics at Goldsmiths College in 2013, with a particular focus on conflict and emerging technologies, Philip now produces expansive projects and exhibitions with a/political, a non-profit organisation dedicated to collaborations with socio-political artists that tour institutions globally.

 
 
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[ WORK WITH US ]

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THE ADV_™ is collaborative by nature; attracting a diverse audience, servicing niche communities and working with numerous contributors.

HOST US

Are you an institution or venue? Are you interested in hosting a diverse range of people engaging in challenging discussions? In our ADV_FORUM event we stage four of our custom Scenario/s in one day, accommodating up to 160 participants.

LICENCE

Do you have an upcoming event, conference or exhibition? Are you interested in staging one of our Scenario/s? Let us know.

CO-DEVELOP

Whether you work in the private sector, wanting to test new a new policy or company strategy, or you are interested in collaboratively developing a new Scenario for the general public, get in touch. We have experience in both circumstances.

VOLUNTEER TIME

Like what we do and want to get involved? Get in touch and let us know what you are excited about getting involved with.

INVITE US

We welcome the opportunity to present and develop work for conferences, exhibitions, festivals, and panels, public programmes, team building, think tanks, and more.

 
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[ PRESS ]

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Read about THE ADV_™, and get notifications about our forthcoming activities and features. Join our mailing list to get access to pre-orders and exclusive content.

 
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