Disrupting through Collaboration

Ground floor, Loughborough University London

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Join Emeritus Professor aladin aladin and past Loughborough University London students as they discuss the value of collaborative working and creative problem solving.


Disrupting through Collaboration: Addressing Strategic Deficits in Negative Capability

Join Emeritus Professor aladin aladin as he gives a fascinating insight into his experiences using collaborative and interdisciplinary methods to advise a variety of industry-leading companies and organisations, as well as the government.
Emeritus Professor aladin aladin is an internationally-active strategy consultant, an ‘anti disciplinary’ academic of wide-ranging interests and also an outsider artist. He is noted for his creative approach to addressing strategic vulnerabilities in innovation function, resilience planning and the management of turbulence by tackling the ‘negative capability gap’ in institutional processes.
aladin aladin has provided advisory support for an eclectic range of companies and organisations across the UK and beyond, including: 
  • EDF Energy
  • Schlumberger
  • Transport Systems Catapult
  • DeltaRail
  • Adidas
  • Cadbury-Schweppes
  • London Sustainability Exchange
  • City Hall London

aladin aladin has also advised former London Mayor, Ken Livingstone and former Prime Minister, David Cameron on a variety of projects affecting the UK. He has also supported representatives overseas, including those responsible for complex regeneration and community development projects in isolated and remote contexts including Fogo Island Arts Corporation, NKD Dale and Peuple et Culture/La Paillade/Montpellier. His work with cultural organisations includes advisory roles with Black Mime Theatre Company, Entelechy Arts, Cardboard Citizens, Art of Regeneration, Whitechapel Art Gallery and The Garden City Festival of Magic in Bangalore.
He has also advised The Bureau of Investigative Journalism and Wikipedia Co-Founder, Larry Sanger.
As Co-Chair of the Cultural Strategy Group for London 2000-4 he was one of the drivers of the groundbreaking, globally influential Cultural Strategy/Culture Plan for London commissioned by Mayor Ken Livingstone, which spawned the successful 2012 Olympics bid and created a new template and masterplan for the city’s culture, media, sport, arts, heritage and tourism. He was also for a brief period critical friend/Strategic Counsel to P.M. David Cameron's The Big Society Network initiative. 
As well as supporting Loughborough University London, aladin aladin is also associated with the London School of Economics, Cranfield, Copenhagen Business School, the Royal College of Art, Imperial College London, Manchester University, Cambridge University, City University London and others.
As an artist operating outside conventions, his work has received platforms at the ICA, the LIFT Festival, British Festival of Visual Theatre, Hayward Gallery, Tate Modern, South London Gallery, London 2012 Festival and Cultural Olympiad, Portobello Film Festival, Manifesta 8, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the British Museum, the Ridehuset Aarhus, Living Art Museum Reykjavik, Volkerkunde Museum Hamburg.

Disrupting through Collaboration: The LU LDN Collaborative Project Experience 

Samuel and Jin completed their postgraduate studies at Loughborough University London in September 2017, and will be returning to the campus once again to discuss their experiences of the Collaborative Project module, where both students worked with global consulting firm, North Highland Consulting. Samuel and Jin will discuss their project brief set by North Highland Consulting, which centred on attracting and engaging with Higher Education university students. You can read more on Jin's blog post here.
Samuel and Jin will also be offering top tips on how to progress through the module and make the most of the experience working alongside a real business or organisation. In addition, the students will be opening up about their career journey since completing their programme. If you would like to submit a question for Samuel or Jin ahead of the session, please visit www.slido.com using the code: #MindShift
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About #MindShift

#MindShift is a series of workshops and activities designed to challenge your way of thinking and release your inner creativity. Aimed at current Loughborough University London students, these events will help to prepare our postgraduates for the tasks and activities that lie ahead as part of the Collaborative Project module, which is studied by most full-time master's students in the first term.