Flow’s consultancy team is based in London, UK, but we travel within easy reach of Europe and collaborate with colleagues in India to reach the subcontinent and beyond.
Expertise gained in: UK, USA, Russia, India
Bridget’s role in Flow is to generate ideas, models and new products and services, drawing on 23 years experience in delivering and evaluating innovative education in arts and heritage. She founded Flow UK in 2006, subsequently supporting its establishment in India and internationally. Previously she has been Head of Learning at the British Library, Education Officer for Tate, lead consultant for Clore Duffield’s Artworks Awards and Co-ordinator of Young at Art for the University of the Arts. Bridget is known for furthering the role of ‘creative enquiry’ in education and for placing culture at the heart of a shift to a sustainable future, publishing her thinking on The Learning Planet, numerous journals as well as being in demand to address audiences international as a public speaker. She holds both a BA Hons and MA in History of Art, and two teaching qualifications.
Bridget says: “I get motivated when I help other people get into flow, and I’ve seen first hand the power of challenging creative activities of getting people into that state. It’s a fine balance of holding people’s hands while not spoon-feeding them.”
Susanne has 14 years experience in the museum sector designing, facilitating, marketing and project managing engaging and educational experiences for a broad range of visitors. Previously, she spent six years as the Education and Audience Manager for the British Music Experience, and seven years working for various museums including the Science Museum developing content and visitor programmes.
Alongside her consultancy work she is an associate lecturer for Central St Martins’ MA in Creative Practices for Narrative Environments, and Ravensbourne College’s MA in Service Design Innovation. She also teaches professional development courses in Experience Design for University of the Arts London and on commission for private clients. She volunteers as a Cultural Heritage Industry Advisor for Creative and Cultural Skills and holds an MA with distinction in Narrative Environments from UAL Central St Martins
Susanne says: “Narrative plays an important part in my work, whether it’s telling the story of an audience’s experience, or using storytelling as a tool to shape that interaction. It’s in the connections between people, places, objects and ideas that these stories unfold.”
Expertise gained in: UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Brazil, Mexico, Spain, Sweden
Mark is a writer, speaker and broadcaster in constant demand as a consultant working in the areas of institutional innovation, engineered serendipity and learning. His work for Flow covers organisations as diverse as governments, banks, museums, creative agencies, technology companies, universities and schools. His first book An Optimist’s Tour of the Future was published in early 2011 by Penguin and Profile Books to rave reviews and has now been translated into 14 languages. His next We do things differently here: travels on the cutting edge of change will hit bookstores in 2015. Mark holds a first class honours degree in Information Technology, is a fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and sits on the advisory boards to Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Earth Challenge,the crowd-investing company Trillion Fund and Pearson College. In his spare time he likes to write comedy. His first play Octopus Soup (with Jack Milner) tours the UK throughout 2015 before coming to the West End. See his personal website here.
Mark says:“Most of our learning environments have the hallmark of a factory – scaled for the efficiency of rote learning, and standardised compliance. That’s profoundly inappropriate for the age we’re entering, but also offers a huge opportunity for organisations who want to leap ahead of the crowd”
Expertise gained in: UK, USA, India.
Note: Until February 2015, Katherine holds the full-time post of Head of Museum Learning at Langley Academy. She established Flow India in Delhi and is now based in the UK.
Katherine is an art historian and educator. She facilitates the development of consultancy projects in education and culture, internationally. Prior to joining Flow she developed schools, family and outreach education for top UK museums, galleries and arts organizations, such as the V&A Museum and the Science Museum.
She is co-author of the definitive guide for teachers who want to use art galleries as learning resources: The Art Gallery Handbook (published by Tate Gallery). Katherine holds an MA (first-class) in Islamic Art History from Edinburgh University and an MA in Museum and Gallery Education, Institute of Education, University of London.
Ana is a project manager and public art consultant with extensive experience of coordinating, managing and delivering large-scale creative and educational projects. In 2005 she co-founded Fourth Wall Creations, an innovative creative practice specialising in site-specific and participatory projects. Over 10 years she devised and delivered a variety of art and design projects around the UK for a range of public and private sector clients, including local authorities, arts organisations, museums and schools. Since 2014 she has worked on a freelance basis in the coordination and successful delivery of complex projects with multiple stakeholders. She has worked with Flow on three projects delivering or evaluating creative arts and science education, and is now the co-ordinator of the Cultivate Cultural Education Challenge.
It’s not always simple to describe what we do at Flow, when we respond to a wide variety of contracts and adapt very flexibly to what our clients need. Over the past 11 years we’ve been in roles that include ‘learning partner’, ‘evaluator’, ‘audience researcher’, ‘programme planner’, ‘critical friend’, ‘trainer’ and ‘change facilitator’. Central to […]
I’m writing this on the darkest and longest night of the year. It’s a good time as any to reflect on the past 12 months in Flow in the UK. Despite all the challenges in the external world, we’ve had a great year. Our core team has grown from two (Susanne and Bridget) to three, […]