The Revd Dr Richard Sudworth was appointed as the new Secretary for Inter-Religious Affairs to the Archbishop of Canterbury and National Inter-Religious Affairs Adviser for the Church of England in 2018.
The post resources the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Church of England in relating to the great world faiths – nationally and internationally, as well as at a local parish level. He advises the Archbishop on his engagement with other religious communities, both nationally and internationally, resources the Archbishop and the Church of England on Inter Religious relations and develops a national strategy for mission and ministry in multi-religious contexts.
Luxury to me is always grounded in heritage and provenance. My guest on this episode evokes exactly both those qualities. Andile Dyalvane is one of South Africa’s foremost ceramic artists. Guided by a deep spiritual connection to his Xhosa ancestors, Andile’s complex, large-scale ceramic artworks are a metaphorical vessel through which he seeks to honour his cultural traditions and share his journey of healing. His medium of clay or “umhlaba” (mother earth) is, at its most fundamental, a life-affirming connection to the soil. But by providing a medium for storytelling, it is also an essential energetic link to his past, present and future.
If you have ever travelled in a premium cabin on an aircraft it is more than likely that Adam White’s company, Factory Design has been responsible for its design. Adam is a leading product designer specialising in aircraft cabin and product design. He has worked with amongst others, Etihad, Aer Lingus, Four Seasons and Virgin Atlantic and won numerous design awards for his work.
Bobby C. Martin Jr. sets the relentless standard of design and vision for Champion Design, the agency he founded, with Jennifer Kinon, in 2010. He has partnered with a wide range of clients such as Amazon, Apple, MTV and The Studio Museum in Harlem. He recently illustrated his first children’s book “Have I Ever Told You Black Lives Matter” (Tilbury House). In 2017, Fast Company named Bobby one of the Most Creative People in Business. Champions Design was also named one of the 30 Most Important Companies in Design in 2019.
Casey Campbell is the Managing Director, North America at Gameloft one of the world’s top mobile games publishers. He focuses on connecting brands with a highly-engaged audience through mobile games and compelling rich media. He manages all Sales and Business Development activities in the U.S. & Canada. By turns disruptor and disrupted, Casey has unique insight into this dynamic and growing sector that now includes luxury brands.
Christopher Lutterodt-Quarcoo (CL-Q) is a creative entrepreneur, awarding-winning director of ‘Hertz’ (BFI Future Film Festival: Best Documentary currently on BFI Player) and writer. Operating on the axis of design, politics & film he is the director of THE ADV_™ an immersive forum, developing; empathy, insight and foresight through weaponised empathy. Christopher is also the founder of the research archive Unmaterialised™, which uses design to investigate political influences on global narratives, beliefs & systems.
Theodore Diehl, horologist at Richard Mille. Theo has had a varied and exciting career. He was originally conservatory trained as a harpsichordist and Early music specialist and worked many years as an A&R manager and producer. In the 1990’s, he made a change to watch journalism, and worked with all the major watch magazines and newspapers including the Financial Times (UK). It was during this time that he met Richard Mille. He joined Richard’s fledgling company as one of the first three people to work there. Theo is the company spokesman, horologist and historian.
Sacha is 3rd generation Rose leading Derek Rose, a leisurewear company specialized in Feel-good Living. Sacha joined in 2003 and has transformed the business into one of the UKs leading leisurewear companies. It is refreshing to speak with someone who is so open about business, his passion for technology and how his business is about more than just making money.
Margaret is the Sales Director for Harris Tweed Hebrides and has over 20-years experience working in textile manufacturing, retail, rural economic development, and community sustainability. As a proud Hebridean and a native Gaelic speaker, she has spent her life surrounded by the Harris Tweed Hebrides® industry which forms the backbone of the fragile island economy in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. She is now part of the team at Harris Tweed Hebrides leading the next exciting stage in the lifecycle of Scotland’s most famous handwoven woollen textile.
Kevin Bethune – An accomplished designer and innovator, Kevin started his career as a mechanical engineer working in the world of nuclear power plants. He then turned to work in a different kind of engineering, that is design engineering. Although quite different fields the thinking is much the same. Be innovative and come up with solutions to complex problems. Since then Kevin has designed some of the most iconic Nike sneakers. Not being fulfilled designing footwear, he moved on to pursue a career in design innovation, creative thinking and ‘unlocking human potential through the creation of empathic and holistic experiences.’
Father Andrew More O’Connor is a Roman Catholic Diocesan priest ordained by the Archdiocese of New York in 1996 and is currently the pastor at Saint Mary Grand on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. In addition to his service of the Archdiocese, he is a visual artist and feels that church and art must go together like subject and verb, more so now because the paradigms of the sacred shift along with our lives. Andrew is also a designer and founder of Good of Conscience a non profit clothing company.
Christopher J. Berry is Professor Emeritus (Political Theory) and Honorary Professorial Research Fellow. He works at the interface between politics, history and philosophy and has written many books and papers, on Luxury and especially on aspects of the Scottish Enlightenment. On a wider front he has an interest in what he calls ‘the philosophical anthropology of politics’ (what it is about being human that appears to call forth a response that is labelled political).