Isabel’s path has taken her through the art world: first in art publishing, then as an art critic for The Times and exhibitions curator at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. Isabel then went solo to set up and direct the Festival of Muslim Cultures that took place across Britain throughout 2006. Over 120 events in almost every conceivable art form brought audiences into contact with the Muslim world in order to build bridges of understanding between cultures. As Creative Consultant to the University of the Arts in London, Isabel developed learning for sustainability with schools in the east end of London, inspired by the 10th-century Arabic fable The Lawsuit of the Animals against Humanity.
Jane brings more than 25 years of experience in interdisciplinary design to her role in the Bioregional Learning Centre, helping its projects come to life in relevant, useful and beautiful ways. To Jane, design is a way of life. It’s a way to try things out, get stuff done, give form to ideas and there are no limits to its potential for good. Jane’s career began in London working for the retail design giant, Fitch. As a Design Director for the architecture firm Gensler, Jane led a team in San Francisco, living and working there for 15 years. She served on the Board of the Committee of 100 for Tibet, helping them to pioneer The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama, a multi-media art exhibition that brought together 88 respected artists representing 30 countries. Jane opened her own practice in 2000. Jane is an SEGD member (The Society for Experiential Graphic Design).