‘Cultural Conversations: Art for Social Change’ at Mansion House

On 24 February 2020, Genesis Foundation Founder & Chairman John Studzinski chaired the first of three ‘Cultural Conversations’ hosted by William Russell, Lord Mayor of the City of London at Mansion House.

The first debate addressed ‘Art for Social Change’ and focused on art and its ability to help people rethink and reframe their values and behaviour. Panel members who took part were:

  • Farooq Chaudhry OBE, Co-founder and Producer of Akram Khan Company
  • Chichi Nwanoku OBE, Founder, Artistic and Executive Director, Chineke! Orchestra, Europe’s first majority Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) orchestra
  • Jemma Read, Head of Bloomberg’s Philanthropy & Engagement Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia Pacific (APAC)
  • Indhu Rubasingham MBE, Artistic Director, Kiln Theatre, Kilburn