Our Hero – Sarah Selby
Sarah Selby has been nominated due to her interactive work bringing nature and digital together. Her piece raises issues about the affect of digital, both positive and negative on the natural world and uses technology in innovative ways to discuss how humans and technology can improve the environment together.
Sarah developed the piece as a commission from Creative Youth Network through the Creative Futures programme.
About the Nominating Organisation – Creative Youth Network
Creative Youth Network is a Bristol and South Gloucestershire based charity working with 11 to 25 year old, many of whom are from marginalised and disadvantaged backgrounds. By engaging in arts and creativity, alongside professional youth work, those we work with are enable to unlock their potential and overcome barriers. In many cases, they even push those barriers and inspire innovation.
Creative Youth Network specialises in innovative creative practice. By bringing young people from hard to reach communities together with professional creatives and new technologies, we find ways for their voices to be heard and ideas developed. The innovative work created forms Social action led by the young people we work with.
Goal 9 – Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Our Hero is working towards Global Goal 9. This Goal aims to build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation and foster innovation.