Let's Explore Empowerment with Julian Stodd
There is a notation of dance, a written language, much as there is for music. It indicates the intent of the choreographer: the placement of the body, within three-dimensional space. The head… The hands… The feet… The tempo and pace of movement. Notation creates a scaffolding of performance, but it is not in itself performance. It is the dancer that performs. Within the defined space, they find grace.
Can choreography, queer history and graffiti liberate us from a narrow understanding of human nature and society? Julian Stodd explores the dance of power and submission.
Julian Stodd is a researcher, artist, and author based in the UK. His work explores the context of the Social Age, a time of radical connectivity and social transformation, and considers what this means for leadership, learning, culture and organisational change.
He has 15 books to his name, including key research based pieces like ‘The Trust Guidebook’, and ‘The Community Builder Guidebook’, as well as broader texts like ‘The Social Leadership Handbook’, and ‘The Socially Dynamic Organisation – a new model of Organisational Design’, and has contributed key chapters to publications like the US Government published ‘Modernising Learning’ collection, as well as over 2,000 blog posts and articles.
His work has been influential in many Organisations and governments around the world. Julian acts as an advisor to the World Health Organisation on Learning Strategy and Innovation, as well as teaching on the University of Pennsylvania Doctoral Chief Learning Officer programme, and for the Berlin School of Creative Leadership. His most recent work explores Quiet Leadership: how we can lead with the smallest of actions, in each and every day.
Canon Ambassador Sascha Hüttenhain‘s spare, elegant and engaging photographic style has brought him a hugely successful career and dozens of commercial and editorial clients. These include internationally established brands, men’s lifestyle magazines and national newspapers.
He has studios in the German cities of Siegen and Frankfurt and his diverse portfolio includes advertising, fashion, portraiture, lifestyle, dance and nudes. Whatever the genre, Sascha’s work always combines visual creativity and flair with attention to detail and technical precision.
Photography became a passion for Sascha during his childhood, while growing up in the southern part of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. “My first camera was a Canon AE-1,” he says. “It was very special to me and gave me much joy. I experienced a lot with that camera and, using it, I learned a lot about photography.”
Sascha began his career in 1995 by working as a photographer’s assistant. For the next five years he continued working for photographers in different genres, building his experience in a broad range of techniques.