Who we are
We’re registered as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) – a new form of charity. We think of ourselves as a social startup, and our revenues are all invested towards our charitable mission.
Janet Gunter, Community / Communications Lead, Co-founder
Janet is an American/British activist, anthropologist who has lived and worked in Brazil, East Timor, Portugal and Mozambique. She has lived in Brixton, south London, for eight years and feels at home there.
Kathryn Packer, Operations Lead
Kathryn walked the government corridors of power in Defra and the Cabinet Office, but found the way out, via pie making. She is a Studio Ghibli fan and leisurely cyclist, and long-time Hackney resident.
Ugo Vallauri, Business Development Lead, Co-founder
Ugo is an Italian researcher with an MPhil in Geography from Royal Holloway, University of London. He worked with the Slow Food movement, then lived four years in Kenya, working for Computer Aid International. He left his heart in Nairobi, and now lives in Camden.
David “Panda” Mery, London volunteer coordinator
David is a London-based researcher, bricoleur, activist and flâneur. He currently volunteers with the Restart Project, is a director of an organisation run by and for autistic people and is a civil liberties activist.
Our active volunteer “Restarters” – currently about 40 of them – are crucial to our work. Behaviour change and learning starts with them – with their coaching, teaching and encouragement. They come from all over London, from all ages and all walks of life.
Sarah Nicholl served on the Board of Trustees for the Transition Network from 2010 to 2015, after having co-founded Transition Belsize. As a part of Transition Belsize, she created a model draught-proofing project.
Carolina Vallejo is a designer and creative strategist behind the provocative Design for the First World. She holds a degree in Literature, a Masters in Publishing and another from ITP at NYU. Carolina works in projects in architecture, design, community-building and interactive arts.
Dr. Niall Winters is an Associate Professor of Learning and New Technologies at the Department of Education, University of Oxford. His main research interest is in understanding how educational interventions can help to address inequality.