I don’t want to write too much because it seems pretentious. But I might as well do a little round up, as it stands at the moment. So you know where I’m coming from.
The top five most important things in my life are Family, Friends, Music, the Great Outdoors and Tottenham Hotspur Football Club. The order depends what mood I’m in.
I’m a guy from London. Was born in central London 24 years and a bit ago, and have lived in London all my life, apart from three years at University.
I studied Social and Political Sciences, officially, although didn’t really do enough academic work, and now regret it. I specialised in political philosophy and international relations, and got lucky and went to New York when I graduated and worked for Human Rights Watch as a Communications intern for about 4 months. Human Rights is sort of my thing.
When I ran out of money I came back to London and got a job doing communications and buying biscuits for the Remember Saro-Wiwa campaign. RSW is run by Platform London, a small NGO that do amazing things. Platform believe in utilising creative processes for social and ecological justice, and I like that.
That was only part-time, so in my other time I’ve done some legal research on the UK’s Serious Organised Crime Act 2004, some publishing PR, some work in Wandsworth prison for Radio for Development. I liked doing radio so started making little shows for Camden Central Radio as well, with a friend of mine who I write silly stuff with.
I’ve also done some research for this think-tank the ippr with their Digital Media and Society team, working on the effects and potential of Digital Switchover in the UK. I find the potential of the Digital Age exciting. That was quite cool.
This summer I’ve made a short film with my mate May, for Teebster Productions, which got commissioned by Channel Four. It’s about the East African community who live in Camden and their relationship with the formal political process here in the UK.
But the main thing that I’m quitting all this mess and going off to Sylhet. So it’s all new from here.