a social impact company
championing mindful practice for planetary progress.
SOCIAL IMPACT SHOWCASES
Collaborating with arts institutions and artists to provide a platform for mindful engagement with today's most pressing social and environmental issues, championing underrepresented narratives and local participation in the process.
Collaborating with talented
working in Europe and West Africa, extending their existing line of work, contributing to a meaningful branding campaign and generating a financial means of investment for the next collaboration.
SOCIAL IMPACT CONSULTANCY
your local link
Connecting your company to lesser-known social causes, delivering a well-suited, sustainable relationship with real tangible impact, accompanied by a high-end social impact content campaign from start-to-finish.
Delivering IRL and digital exhibitions in the UK and West Africa, with a visually dynamic social media campaign and post-event outputs that ensure that the conversation lives on.
let's work together
At Gold Host,
we are committed to world-building.
that this can only be achieved by
expanding our awareness of
the breadth of humanity.
everyone has the right to express themselves
and be heard.
Expression is the tool of world-building.
We are defined by
our pledge to the making of worlds
that place the restoration of our shared humanity and interspecies relations
at the centre of its universe.
We're here to host humanity.
draws on the prophetically complete work of Cameroonian philosopher,
Achille Mbembe in Critique of Black Reason (2017)
“There is therefore only one world,
at least for now,
and that world is all there is.
What we all therefore have in common is
the feeling or desire that each of us must be a full human being.
The desire for the fullness of humanity is something we all share.
And, more and more,
we also all share the proximity of the distant.
Whether we want to or not,
the fact remains that we all share this world.
It is all there is, and all that we have.
To build a world that we share,
we must restore the humanity
stolen from those
who have historically been subjected to
the processes of abstraction and objectification.
From this perspective,
the concept of reparation
is not only an economic project
but also a process of reassembling amputated parts,
repairing broken links,
relaunching the forms of reciprocity
without which there can be no progress for humanity.
For, in the end, there is only one world.
It is composed of a totality of a thousand parts.
Of everyone. Of all worlds.”
DR EMMA HANSON
Emma is a producer, graphic designer, qualified medical doctor, and co-founder of Gold Host. She worked as a doctor for three years, during which she pioneered a wellbeing and mindfulness course for junior doctors in her foundation training programme.
She then worked for two years as a corporate strategy consultant for KPMG, specialising in care quality improvement and then freelanced for one year after this, consulting with the Future Strategy Club on spatial wellbeing design for big corporations.
She now writes with a focus on cultural commentary and social justice, and founded Gold Host to marry her passions for production and visual art, both of which developed while freelancing for Motive Productions in 2019. She is a two-time published co-author of academic literary papers including a research paper on medical professional wellbeing (2018).
DR KATE DAWSON
Kate is a postdoctoral researcher, interested in the social and environmental politics of urbanisation and resources. She holds a PhD in Human Geography and Urban Studies from LSE, where she currently works as a postdoctoral fellow. Her PhD thesis explored the socio-natural politics of sand in Accra, Ghana, set in the context of the growing demand for sand globally. Throughout her academic career, she has taught on a number of undergraduate courses, delivered departmental seminars, presented at international conferences and supervised dissertations.
Kate writes for academic and non-academic audiences and has used photography as a tool to share the findings of her research. She is deeply interested in the role of artistic practice in shaping academic theory and is developing a course entitled ‘Art of the Anthropocene,’ which will critically unravel the notion of the Anthropocene through contemporary art. She is currently working on a seminar series on the ‘Urban Politics of Covid-19,’ which will draw together scholars, artists and activists in building an agenda for more just urban futures in a post-pandemic future.
WHO WE ARE