We are Agora!

We are a community of volunteer co-creators committed to starting a fantastic social project together.

Agora is a volunteer-based organisation, and a member of NCVO, Reach Volunteering and Social Enterprise UK.

Check our openings on Reach Volunteering.

Curatorial Team

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Editorial Team

Cristina Brooks, Chief Editor

Nick is a freelance writer, primarily working in music journalism. For reasons unknown, he has been listening to people play loud guitars and scream about it for longer than is healthy, and writing about it since 2014. It’s best not to get him started on the subject lest he never stop.

He obtained a BA in History from Cardiff University in 2013, and has been living in Cardiff ever since. Constantly learning more and more about the world of art, he achieved an AS-level in Photography with Cardiff and Vale College in the spring of 2020, and is always on the look-out for art that moves the imagination as much as it stirs emotions. 

Working with Agora allows him to bring those two worlds together, exploring the interaction between visual and audio in the digital sphere. 

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Henry is a writer who specialises in art history and travel. He is passionate about broadening access to the arts so that they can become more robust and acute. He believes that rigorous and imaginative education is key to this.

He is excited to have the opportunity to be part of the team at Agora and to help raise the profile of women digital artists. He is a compulsive traveller: since 2018 he has lectured in cities across France, Italy and the UK with the company Art History Abroad, and he is a keen hill walker and wild camper. He produces audio works which recount these travels and explore the idea of a place.

Henry took an art foundation course at the Royal Drawing School, then studied History of Art at St John’s College, Oxford and at the Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa.

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Brand Team

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Marilia is a Brand and Marketing professional who has worked on some of the world’s most loved brands, developing insightful strategies that have helped them grow.

She blends her background in business and data analysis, with a strong passion for human psychology, creative thinking and innovation.

Marilia has always been fascinated by the Arts and by their power to enrich people’s lives. She loves music, design and art. She has even been an amateur painter in her past life and has written research articles on the experience of consuming art and dancing the Argentine tango.

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Video Editors

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Marketing Team

Dean Botham is a Digital Marketing Professional working with us to help develop and implement a variety of marketing strategies. Dean has worked with Hollywood Bowl Group for the past 5 years and developed an enjoyment of marketing, including being Shortlisted for a SoGlos Lifestyle Award in 2019. 

Amine Dahimene has a huge passion for helping brands with their digital transformation journey. From small startups to large international enterprises, loves getting involved and helping clients achieve their goals when they need it the most.

In this day and age, generating leads and increasing search visibility is the name of the game. Because of this, Amine works closely with every client team to ensure that objectives are met from day one.

And while working for the last 10 years in SEO and digital marketing, Amine has certainly seen his fair share of clients. From those looking for Content Marketing, Technical SEO and PPC assistance to businesses in need of a full SEO strategy, every project provides new challenges which Amine overcomes with sustained effort and creativity.

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My name is Ranya, I am Romanian-Syrian and I have been living in the UK for the past 5 years.
At work, I am a senior digital marketing associate for LoopUp which is a tech startup based in the Tea Building in Shoreditch. My job offers the opportunity to grow together with the business whilst being creative with content strategy and designing digital ads. I’m responsible for brand awareness and customer acquisition in the United Kingdom, United States, France, Spain, Germany and Australia.
At home, I like experimenting in the kitchen with Middle Eastern and vegetarian dishes, you can see the best looking ones at @RanyaCooks. I’m currently reading ‘What are you doing with your life?’ by an Indian philosopher who teaches about wisdom, love and life.
At play, I can be found in Shoreditch on a Friday having drinks with friends from work at The Pussycat & Owl followed by a night of cocktails in Soho.
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Events Team

An Events organiser professional with know-how in different kinds of events, originally from Italy, who has spent the past 6 years juggling timing, clients, logistics and on-site delivery. Committed to her job, which is also her passion, you could find her anywhere to get inspiration for new ideas or networking within the industry to stay up-to-date.

She believes that arts, in general, are a silent communication between the artist and the observer and should express a message or emotion that creates a personal experience, connecting different individuals with their own opinions as a whole.

She is probably the only Italian person who doesn’t like pasta!

Since finishing university, I have been developing my career in events.  I am really interested in the digital arts and the possibilities available to both the artist and audience within this space. I enjoy organising virtual events as it eliminates geographical barriers and can create unique networking opportunities.

Since finishing university, I have been developing my career in events.  I am really interested in the digital arts and the possibilities available to both the artist and audience within this space. I enjoy organising virtual events as it eliminates geographical barriers and can create unique networking opportunities.

Having started my life journey in Russia and being a very creative child, I was actively encouraged by my family. I was drawing and sketching (mostly crying tigers and horses at first) adopting, with years, a more heroic fantasy style. I’ve graduated from an Art School and settled on attending live model drawing sessions and sketching, mostly for myself, occasionally “publishing” my attempts at tattoo art on my friends’ body parts. All along I was fascinated by art in its many forms, classical as well as contemporary, and would frequent art exhibitions, galleries, private shows, theatre or manor houses with private collections.

In Stockholm where I spent 12 years before arriving to London my favourite places to visit were Fotografiska – a contemporary photography museum, and Millesgården – a former home of a sculptor Carl Milles with its vast grounds filled with his astonishing melancholic work and antique sculpture collections.   
In London I’m working in the live event world, supporting and selling events. With all of us moving into the digital space with every day that goes, I am excited to be part of the Agora art forum initiative that seeks to promote digital artists in this new space and to facilitate their introduction to a broader viewer by means of virtual events.

A Marketing Event professional, who worked in the corporate and not-for-profit sector.

Studied Art Management and Policies at Birkbeck, and Art Business at SIA. Currently,  supporting the future creatives of tomorrow as a UAL Mentor.

A fervent defender that all experiences are knowledge and art can be simply enjoyed.

YoungMi is an enthusiast documentary photographer. “Faith and Dare” was a photo doc about two single mothers establishing themselves, in London, before taking their kids from their home countries to the UK.