Paula Graham-Gazzard is a consultant specialising in digital culture, policy, and strategy. She has worked in mainstream media and digital industries before founding Fossbox, in 2007 to work on translating cultural research into real-world impacts with universities, civil society and arts organisations, as well as creative industries. Paula has a PhD in Culture & Communication from the University of Sussex and has been a partner/co-investigator in 6 research collaborations funded by RCUK Councils/EU as well as designing virtual community of practice and content management systems for arts and civil society networks. She was Creative Entrepreneur in Residence at QMUL 2013-14, and is Hon Fellow in Diversity and Innovation at Kingston FADA, and Hon Fellow in Creative Industries at the University of Westminster. Paula was also responsible for Policy & External Relations at the Council for Higher Education in Art & Design until 2017 and is currently national Director of the Contemporary Visual Arts Network. LinkedIn | @cybergazz
Charles Céleste Hutchins was born in San Jose, California in 1976. Growing up in Silicon Valley, he started programming at a young age and has continued to do so, even after leaving dot coms to peruse music composition – obtaining an MA form Wesleyan University in 2005 and a PhD from the University of Birmingham in 2012. His recent work has focussed on gendered labour and AI.
Lisa Haskel is a developer, researcher and teacher interested in collaborative practice, open source software and empowerment around technological tools. She holds a PhD in Engineering from Bournemouth University and began her collaboration with Fossbox as part of her PhD research working collaboratively with a consortium of nine East London advice agencies to use participatory design methods to develop an open-source, shared case management database which would ensure the privacy of each agency’s clients and generate anonymised reporting statistics.
Kate Lomax is a technologist and librarian with a particular interest in online learning and open technologies. From 2009 until 2013, Kate was the Project Manager for the NHS eLearning repository and has over eight years experience in web development, design, and digital content platforms. With Artefacto, Kate has been working on a Digital Bookshelf project, Newsletter for Libraries and the Open Book Quest for Flossie 2012. Kate also organises the Flossie.org women and open tech Meetups.
Fossbox CIC is a not-for-profit steered by an Executive Committee (EC) made up of artists, academics, and activists. Our income is from grant funding as well as consultancy services, surplus is re-invested in community projects to which we also donate time. The EC steers Fossbox’ overall social agenda and is responsible for oversight of reserved funds.
Executive Committee Chair: Charles Céleste Hutchins
Company Director: Paula Graham-Gazzard