Akemi Tanaka is a writer, lecturer and consultant on Japanese culture based in London. As the daughter of an old samurai family, Akemi grew up immersed in the traditional arts and culture of Japan. Akemi is the author of the forthcoming 'The Power of Chowa', a book on 'the search for balance'. She has appeared on the BBC and Channel 4 and also featured in The Guardian and The Telegraph. In her presenting and consulting, Akemi aims to promote awareness and appreciation of authentic Japanese culture in an accessible and enjoyable manner.
Level is a group of experts who believe in power of art to initiate personal transformation. We deliver high quality lectures that improve cultural competence and expand our own emotional intelligence through art. The aim of the project is to use artistic practices (like painting, architecture, fashion, language etc) to explore different meanings, philosophies and values of foreign world views. Dismantling stereotypes, cliches and prejudices in a peaceful way of learning holds a beautiful potential to build compassion towards others and simply enjoy the process of understanding arts.
Upon completing her Masters in Curating at The Courtauld Institute of Art, Bojana worked at TATE Britain and The Serpentine Galleries before seeking experience in the private art sector. For a few years she worked for private art galleries in Zurich and Paris before moving to the leading auction house, Christie’s, in London. During her four years at Christie’s she worked as a Specialist in the Post-War and Contemporary Art department where she also led art history lectures in collaboration with Christie’s Education’s MA programme. Since then, Bojana has been working as a freelance art consultant, Art History lecturer and writer.
Catherine Xiang (MEd, PhD) is an established author and applied linguist with rich experience in the higher education as well as high profile consultancy industry to businesses that wish to engage with China. She has recently launched her own YouTube channel “字espresso” teaching the relationship between Chinese characters and words.
Elise Bal is a videographer and motion designer based in London. With a digital marketing background, her work centers on storytelling and videos. She likes talking about the art of learning.
Inna is a founder and manager of LEVEL. She has also been running an online art gallery - Art Acacia - which successfully promotes emerging artists around the world. She believes that any artistic expression hides clues to better understanding of cultures, philosophies, world views and our own emotions.
Jordana Belaiche is a writer, director and dramaturg based in London. Her work centres on class and gender, she has a love of folklore, witchcraft and the occult and is well versed in all things uncanny. She is the author of two full length plays and several short stories. Find more of her projects and work through IG.
Sam is an arts engagement specialist, working internationally with audiences, museum and heritage professionals to transform meaning and provide authentic engagement in programming, events and external communications. She is an innovator who combines strategic marketing, education and arts administration to catalyse change and has run her own international arts organisation since 2014. Sam is passionate advocate of racial activism and has a BA in Classical Studies and an MA in Arts Administration and Cultural Policy.