(she/her/hers) of Ghanaian heritage and South London shaping, Emma is a writer, cultural researcher, producer and co-founder of Gold Host. She holds degrees in Medicine and Philosophy from King's College London and worked previously as a doctor and business strategy consultant. Emma founded Gold Host to solve for the societal gap between passion and equitable progress.
(she/her/hers) 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.