Dr Kim Foale (they/them) is an activist, developer and researcher based in Manchester, UK. They’ve spent the last 15+ years working with a wide range of grassroots campaigns, small charities, social enterprises and activist groups with a focus on queer and trans liberation, anarchist and trans feminism, and antiracism. Through this combination of skills and lived experience, they've developed a multi-methods approach to systemic change through software development, community activism, and participatory research.
Prof Stefan White (he/him) is a Professor of Architecture at Manchester School of Architecture. He is a registered architect with 25 years’ experience specialising in environmental and social sustainability. Stefan has previously been Head of School at MSA and managed a £12m+ budget with over 100 staff. Stefan is a Manchester Metropolitan University Chancellor's Fellow (sponsored by Lord Mandelson) contributing to Metropolis, MMU’s urban think-tank. He is a special advisor to the Greater Manchester Combined Authority.
David Hayward (they/he) has worked in production management for events and festivals since 2006. They have co-founded several grassroots organisations including an art gallery and Nottingham Hackspace, one of the largest hackspaces in Europe. They are currently production manager for Place Heath Technology CIC, working on PlaceCal.