Cultural Producer | Activist | Social Entrepreneur
Ruth is an award winning cultural producer, activist and social entrepreneur. She is Co-Director of multi-award winning organization, In Place of War (IPOW) based at The University of Manchester, UK. IPOW works with creativity in sites of conflict through five main strands of work: research, education, production, networks and digital. Their main aim is to empower young people through sharing tools to enable local people to create their own opportunity in the world’s most challenging contexts.
Ruth is connected to grassroots creative movements in over 40 countries. Believing in the power of art to make change, the power of digital to connect people and the power of humans to make their own new and alternative communities – Ruth is working internationally to try to make fundamental change in the way the world’s most challenged communities think and work. ‘The power is in the people, it’s just about giving people the tools to realize that.