Influence with Damian Bradfield
Nadya Tolokonnikova on Activism, Art and Accepting Vulnerability
Season 3, Ep. 5
Nadya Tolokonnikova brought Russian punk feminism into existence with the creation of Pussy Riot, a music group and conceptual art piece in one. The Putin government put her in jail for two years after one of her performances. Despite the risks, she's spent the past decade working at the intersection of art and activism.
In our latest episode, Tolokonnikova speaks with Damian about what's happened since the early days of Pussy Riot, why she believes in NFTs and the growth of digital art, and her emotional growth and current projects, including a unique performance she has planned at Chernobyl.
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Dame Stephanie Shirley on Innovation in Business
Season 4, Ep. 6
In this episode, Dame Stephanie Shirley CH (the CH is for Companion of Honour) — a German-British software pioneer, businesswoman, and philanthropist — chats with Damian about making an entirely new kind of business for an untapped category of worker (women with household and caretaking responsibilities) before there was a model for either. And, as remote work proliferates now, she shares what she learned from designing a remote workforce 70 years ago. She also talks about prioritizing mental health, how to better support employees, and how she fought for a future that’s more fair.Dame Stephanie Shirley's great autobiography is called Let it Go: My Extraordinary Story.Get your free WeTransfer pro account here: we.tl/damesteveInfluence is a production of WeTransfer, produced in association with Reasonable Volume.
Wendy MacNaughton on Positive Social Change with Art
Season 4, Ep. 5
In this episode, the award-winning illustrator and founder of DrawTogether Wendy MacNaughton discusses the power of art. She talks about how her graphic journalism seeks to create policy and social change, how her work teaching kids to make art builds their confidence and creativity, and how drawing and sharing stories brings us closer together. Or, as Wendy says, “Pencils up! Everything is better when we draw together.”Get your free WeTransfer pro account here: we.tl/wendyInfluence is a production of WeTransfer, produced in association with Reasonable Volume.
Thomas Heatherwick on Human-Centered Architecture
Season 4, Ep. 4
In this episode, Damian talks to the renowned English architect Thomas Heatherwick about collaboration, creativity, making spaces that last. Thomas’ approach to architecture is emotional, human, and visceral. His projects unfurl, sprout, and float, delighting and connecting the people they serve. From his limited edition Christmas cards to his dandelion-like UK Pavilion to Google’s brand new Bay View Campus in Mountain View, Thomas and his firm Heatherwick Studio redefine what’s possible.Get your free WeTransfer pro account here: we.tl/thomasInfluence is a production of WeTransfer, produced in association with Reasonable Volume.