Alice is the founder of We Built This City, a new retail destination on a mission to revolutionise London souvenirs with a curated collection of goods and artwork - all from UK artists and designers.
With pop-up stores on Carnaby Street for Christmas, where WBTC showcased over 600 London-designed products and artworks and welcomed over 200,000 customers through the door over an 8 week period, and summer – WBTC is a revolution in souvenirs from creatives.
Alice was previously Community & Partnerships Consultant for The Dots Global, building an extensive network of creative companies, influencers and media outlets ahead of their UK launch in September 2014.
Alkistis Tsabouraki was born in Athens, Greece and has lived in London for the past 5 years. She completed her MA in History of Art at University College London, specialising in Expressionism, New Objectivity and Dada in Weimar Germany. Since 2016 she has worked as an Artist Liaison at Simon Lee Gallery London/Hong Kong working with 19 international artists and supporting them in strategising and building their careers. She has worked closely with emerging and established artists, prioritising commissioning and exhibiting new work, including off-site projects and installations, touring exhibitions and publishing catalogues, and editions.
Andrew is Head of Enterprise at University of Reading, leading units responsible for commercial and legal aspects of research funding, intellectual property management, commercialisation and innovation.
Prior to this role he worked in IP management at Sheffield Hallam University, working closely with the Sheffield Institute of Arts.
Andrew is active in professional networks relating to technology transfer and university enterprise and enjoys a role as a visiting tutor in intellectual property law at University of Reading. He is also a company director in a university spin-out involved in Big Data analytics.
As Head of Major Giving at UAL, Catherine is a key member of Development team, which raises funds across UAL’s six colleges in support of the next generation of talented artists and designers.
Catherine has worked within the arts sector for 15+ years. She has held senior fundraising positions, securing sponsorship and philanthropic income for the Royal Academy of Arts, the Serpentine Gallery and the Royal College of Art. Before that Catherine worked at Sotheby’s, producing one-off proposals for the sale of major collections and works of art in Paris, London and New York, and prior to that she spent 5 years in Tokyo working in PR for brands including P&G, Forte Hotels, Parfums Caron and representing the Monaco Tourist Board in Japan.
Catherine is passionate about the arts and education and thrilled to be involved with MiAL.
Hannah Payne (ACIM) is Director of Marketing and Art Programme at TM Lighting, leading art lighting specialists who work with internationally renowned art collections, artists, galleries, museums and institutions. Hannah’s background includes over 15 years at leading UK arts and heritage institutions including Blenheim Palace, Royal Academy of Arts, Olympia International Art & Antiques Fairs, and John Jones London. Hannah has extensive market knowledge and commercial expertise building strategic partnerships within the art sector, and delivering integrated marketing and brand strategies for clients across multiple platforms.
Hannah leads the art programme at TM Lighting’s Gallery where the company hosts an annual programme of exhibitions supporting emerging artists. Hannah is actively engaged in the art market and is a member of The Association of Women in the Arts (AWITA) a network that supports women working in the visual arts. As UAL alumna, Hannah is delighted to be returning to support emerging creative talent with MiAL.
Jeremy Till is an architect, educator and writer. He is Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research at the University of the Arts London and Head of Central Saint Martins.
Jeremy’s extensive written work includes the books Flexible Housing, Architecture Depends and Spatial Agency, all three of which won the prestigious RIBA President’s Award for Research.
As an architect, he worked with Sarah Wigglesworth Architects on their pioneering building, 9 Stock Orchard Street, winner of many awards including the RIBA Sustainability Prize. Jeremy curated the UK Pavilion at the 2006 Venice Architecture Biennale and also at the 2013 Shenzhen Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism. He is a Trustee of the New Economics Foundation.
Sven currently looks after Customer Engagement across the European eBay sites.
Previously, he has been responsible for the experience management programs of a number of key accounts at Seren, an international customer experience and service design agency based in London.
Sven has worked with clients for over 10 years to establish, manage and develop their customer experience programs. This includes CX strategy, research and design, measurement and innovation. He has worked such as: The National Lottery, Shop Direct, Virgin Media, Barclays, Deloitte, Open University, The Financial Times, Dell, Sky, BBC, Aviva, Mulberry and many more.
In 2013 Sven took a closer look at emotional engagement and how it influences people's behavior. As part of this he developed a new service combining traditional research methodologies with eye tracking and EEG: http://goo.gl/Aihrtq and http://goo.gl/aV4RhF. His latest study on the impact of network speed on emotional engagement and brand perception can be found here: http://goo.gl/ghjLSa