About

Writer, researcher, film maker and participatory video consultant.

From a home steeped in arts, exploration and politics, I hold degrees in Human Sciences (BSc Hons) and Science & Technology Policy (MSc) at the University of Sussex. I also studied complex systems science at the Santa Fe Institute, New Mexico.

Governance of global environmental finance was the focus of a major ESRC-supported research project in the late 1990s based at the University of Hull. Presented in research conferences, published in scholarly journals and Mute, Down to Earth and the Times Literary Supplement.

My book A New Green Order? (2002, Pluto Press) concluded that ‘pricing’ nature is a political decision of little or no benefit to the natural systems with which our species evolved: upon which our descendents will depend.

As codirector of Conscious Cinema Productions, I produced grassroots and international documentaries; hosted weekend workshops for grassroots video makers in the UK. My films and footage appear on TV news, in squats, festies and forests, online, in art exhibitions like Cultural Hijack, in the National Film Theatre, and film festivals like Buenos Aires Festival of Independent Film. Interviewed by university researchers, BBC, ITN and Stewart Lee.

Presently working freelance as a film maker and associate with InsightShare, facilitating participatory video for eg with the University of East Anglia’s Conservation, Justice, Markets investigation.

 

I have also documented Soil Culture artists’ Residencies for the Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World and studying part time for a Masters in Fine Art and Environment at Falmouth School of Art.

Fellow of the Schumacher Institute and Trustee of Association for a Sustainable Green Future for Central and Eastern Europe.

Zoe means ‘Life’, in Greek.