Founding team

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Our founding team forms with a spirit of emergent design and collective stewardship.

We all will design and participate in our first immersive experiences.

Bryan Kam

Writer and Engineer for the British Library

London

Bryan Kam is a writer and podcaster who is writing a book of practical philosophy called Neither/Nor. A Princeton graduate, he has hosted salons, intellectual discussions, and a book club both online and live in London for more than a decade. He has worked in technology in media, fintech, and now works for the British Library.

Catherine Woodiwiss

Experience Designer & Journalist

Austin

Catherine is a public designer and researcher, exploring human relationships within collective frameworks like money, power, loss, healing, and identity. Catherine has spent the last 10 years building and facilitating design methodologies for civic, corporate, education, and religious stakeholders, helping others creatively apply design processes to promote social wellbeing.

Isabela Granic

Developmental Psychologist, Teacher, Writer

Toronto

Isabela got her PhD in developmental psychology at University of Toronto and spent 15 years in academia (at Radboud University in the Netherlands and McMaster University in Canada) conducting research on the mental health and wellbeing of teenagers and young adults. As a professor, she taught 1000s of youth between 18-28 years old, in class sizes ranging from 8 – 800 students, and she developed original, popular, and effective courses in developmental psychology, complexity science, scientific methodologies, and clinical intervention practices.

Kevin Bowers

Teacher and Musician

Kingston

Kevin has had the good fortune of being a teacher for over 25 years. Early in that journey he noted that the very things that make for a rich life make for good teaching. A skill in creating interesting experiences, an open mind, community building, looking at the world in interesting ways, considered and critical thought, creativity, and empathy are all fundamental goals of teaching and living.

Luke Coles

Teacher, High School Principal, Life Coach

Toronto

Luke Coles was a teacher and eventually Vice Principal at The Sterling Hall School for Boys in Toronto, and then Founding Principal of the co-ed high school, Blyth Academy. He has worked with youth in just about every imaginable venue: classrooms, tennis courts internationally, wilderness/canoe expeditions, and now 1:1 virtually and in-person as a life coach. He writes and presents extensively on the ‘stuckness’ that many young people describe; and how we can better support them to ignite purpose and direction.

Rick Benger

Community Builder and Writer

Berlin

Rick makes spaces and experiences that help people bond through play. He is the co-founder of Medley Berlin, an experiment in communal space for creative expression and belonging. He launched and hosted Laneway Learning in Sydney, a community which turned cafés into classrooms. And he is the creator of Once upon a Pancake, a series of kids activity books which make reading and writing fun. He was a WPP Fellow, and holds an undergraduate degree in Commerce & Liberal Arts from the University of Sydney. 

Creative consciousness, “keeps alive the power to experience the common world in its fullness.”

Olena Bulygina

Researcher and Interaction Designer

London

Olena is coming from Human-Computer Interaction, academia, design and art practices. She is a serial founder and educator. Right now she is running a service design agency in London called Cosmic Velocity where she is applying systemic design towards wicked problems, and is a director for an impactful charity Zeilen Van Vrijheid, sending ambulances to Ukraine and shaping the humanitarian landscape there.

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Founding team

Here comest the alt text

Our founding team forms with a spirit of emergent design and collective stewardship.

We all will design and participate in our first immersive experiences.

Bryan Kam

Writer and Engineer for the British Library

London

Bryan Kam is a writer and podcaster who is writing a book of practical philosophy called Neither/Nor. A Princeton graduate, he has hosted salons, intellectual discussions, and a book club both online and live in London for more than a decade. He has worked in technology in media, fintech, and now works for the British Library.

Catherine Woodiwiss

Experience Designer & Journalist

Austin

Catherine is a public designer and researcher, exploring human relationships within collective frameworks like money, power, loss, healing, and identity. Catherine has spent the last 10 years building and facilitating design methodologies for civic, corporate, education, and religious stakeholders, helping others creatively apply design processes to promote social wellbeing.

Isabela Granic

Developmental Psychologist, Teacher, Writer

Toronto

Isabela got her PhD in developmental psychology at University of Toronto and spent 15 years in academia (at Radboud University in the Netherlands and McMaster University in Canada) conducting research on the mental health and wellbeing of teenagers and young adults. As a professor, she taught 1000s of youth between 18-28 years old, in class sizes ranging from 8 – 800 students, and she developed original, popular, and effective courses in developmental psychology, complexity science, scientific methodologies, and clinical intervention practices.

Kevin Bowers

Teacher and Musician

Kingston

Kevin has had the good fortune of being a teacher for over 25 years. Early in that journey he noted that the very things that make for a rich life make for good teaching. A skill in creating interesting experiences, an open mind, community building, looking at the world in interesting ways, considered and critical thought, creativity, and empathy are all fundamental goals of teaching and living.

Luke Coles

Teacher, High School Principal, Life Coach

Toronto

Luke Coles was a teacher and eventually Vice Principal at The Sterling Hall School for Boys in Toronto, and then Founding Principal of the co-ed high school, Blyth Academy. He has worked with youth in just about every imaginable venue: classrooms, tennis courts internationally, wilderness/canoe expeditions, and now 1:1 virtually and in-person as a life coach. He writes and presents extensively on the ‘stuckness’ that many young people describe; and how we can better support them to ignite purpose and direction.

Rick Benger

Community Builder and Writer

Berlin

Rick makes spaces and experiences that help people bond through play. He is the co-founder of Medley Berlin, an experiment in communal space for creative expression and belonging. He launched and hosted Laneway Learning in Sydney, a community which turned cafés into classrooms. And he is the creator of Once upon a Pancake, a series of kids activity books which make reading and writing fun. He was a WPP Fellow, and holds an undergraduate degree in Commerce & Liberal Arts from the University of Sydney. 

Creative consciousness, “keeps alive the power to experience the common world in its fullness.”

Olena Bulygina

Researcher and Interaction Designer

London

Olena is coming from Human-Computer Interaction, academia, design and art practices. She is a serial founder and educator. Right now she is running a service design agency in London called Cosmic Velocity where she is applying systemic design towards wicked problems, and is a director for an impactful charity Zeilen Van Vrijheid, sending ambulances to Ukraine and shaping the humanitarian landscape there.

Here comes the alt text

We offer a quest

  • A communal launch into purpose-driven adulthood —

Stay in the loop

Get news about our experiences and community

Founding team

Here comest the alt text

Our founding team forms with a spirit of emergent design and collective stewardship.

We all will design and participate in our first immersive experiences.

Bryan Kam

Writer and Engineer for the British Library

London

Bryan Kam is a writer and podcaster who is writing a book of practical philosophy called Neither/Nor. A Princeton graduate, he has hosted salons, intellectual discussions, and a book club both online and live in London for more than a decade. He has worked in technology in media, fintech, and now works for the British Library.

Catherine Woodiwiss

Experience Designer & Journalist

Austin

Catherine is a public designer and researcher, exploring human relationships within collective frameworks like money, power, loss, healing, and identity. Catherine has spent the last 10 years building and facilitating design methodologies for civic, corporate, education, and religious stakeholders, helping others creatively apply design processes to promote social wellbeing.

Isabela Granic

Developmental Psychologist, Teacher, Writer

Toronto

Isabela got her PhD in developmental psychology at University of Toronto and spent 15 years in academia (at Radboud University in the Netherlands and McMaster University in Canada) conducting research on the mental health and wellbeing of teenagers and young adults. As a professor, she taught 1000s of youth between 18-28 years old, in class sizes ranging from 8 – 800 students, and she developed original, popular, and effective courses in developmental psychology, complexity science, scientific methodologies, and clinical intervention practices.

Kevin Bowers

Teacher and Musician

Kingston

Kevin has had the good fortune of being a teacher for over 25 years. Early in that journey he noted that the very things that make for a rich life make for good teaching. A skill in creating interesting experiences, an open mind, community building, looking at the world in interesting ways, considered and critical thought, creativity, and empathy are all fundamental goals of teaching and living.

Luke Coles

Teacher, High School Principal, Life Coach

Toronto

Luke Coles was a teacher and eventually Vice Principal at The Sterling Hall School for Boys in Toronto, and then Founding Principal of the co-ed high school, Blyth Academy. He has worked with youth in just about every imaginable venue: classrooms, tennis courts internationally, wilderness/canoe expeditions, and now 1:1 virtually and in-person as a life coach. He writes and presents extensively on the ‘stuckness’ that many young people describe; and how we can better support them to ignite purpose and direction.

Rick Benger

Community Builder and Writer

Berlin

Rick makes spaces and experiences that help people bond through play. He is the co-founder of Medley Berlin, an experiment in communal space for creative expression and belonging. He launched and hosted Laneway Learning in Sydney, a community which turned cafés into classrooms. And he is the creator of Once upon a Pancake, a series of kids activity books which make reading and writing fun. He was a WPP Fellow, and holds an undergraduate degree in Commerce & Liberal Arts from the University of Sydney. 

Creative consciousness, “keeps alive the power to experience the common world in its fullness.”

Olena Bulygina

Researcher and Interaction Designer

London

Olena is coming from Human-Computer Interaction, academia, design and art practices. She is a serial founder and educator. Right now she is running a service design agency in London called Cosmic Velocity where she is applying systemic design towards wicked problems, and is a director for an impactful charity Zeilen Van Vrijheid, sending ambulances to Ukraine and shaping the humanitarian landscape there.

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