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Hannah Pool

Senior Programmer, Contemporary Culture @ Southbank Centre London, United Kingdom
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Hannah Pool

Senior Programmer, Contemporary Culture @ Southbank Centre London, United Kingdom
About me
Eritrean born Hannah Azieb Pool is Senior Programmer, Contemporary Culture at the Southbank Centre, the lead programmer for the Africa Utopia festival and one of the curators of the Women of the World (WOW) festival. Also a journalist, author and broadcaster, Hannah writes regularly in the national and international media. Hannah’s second book, Fashion Cities Africa, (Intellect Books 2016) celebrates the fashion landscapes of four key cities - Lagos, Johannesburg, Nairobi and Casablanca and is inspired by the exhibition of the same name, which she co-curated at the Brighton Museum. A Guardian journalist for over 14 years, Hannah was Guardian Weekend Magazine’s first Beauty Editor, and wrote the New Black - the first beauty column for women of colour in a British national newspaper. Former Associate Editor of Arise magazine, and former Chair of UKFeminista, Hannah’s work also appears in The Times, Vogue, Grazia and many others. A regular contributor to BBC Radio, Africa Writes and Africa Gathering, Hannah’s first book, My Fathers’ Daughter (Penguin 2006) was described by the Washington Post as “a significant and moving book.” Hannah is a trustee of LIFT (London International Festival of Theatre). Photo credit: Aida Muluneh
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Projects credited in
  • A Chess Match
    This is a 3D school project. The goal was to model a scene where something was appened. Without people, colors or textures, so just modelling and lighting.
  • Championing Diversity: this Black History Month, meet 100 creatives inspiring change
    Claud Williams Claud is the founder of Dream Nation - a personal development brand empowering a community of practical dreamers. For Claud, Black History Month "represents a time to encourage people of all cultures and backgrounds to dive into a deep and rich global history.” He also shared that after looking back to pioneers of the American Civil Rights Movement, his own story took shape: “During a period of soul searching, I read the biography of Martin Luther King and Malcolm X, which had a p
Work history
    Senior ProgrammerSouthbank Centre
    London, United KingdomFull Time