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Provoke Joy! – King’s College London

Date(s) - 2022/02/15
15:00 - 17:00



This Talk will be a hybrid event at King’s College London where we will deep dive into several conversations on how to set the table of joy to leverage the change we want and desire. How do you bring policymakers, private sector, civil society, food producers, indigenous communities, youth and scientists and more to the same table of change? How do you develop meaningful food experiences that provoke joy in order to solve the urgent challenges we are facing?

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September 15th 15:00-17:00 BST



Dr Romas Malevicius, UK

Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Marketing at King’s Business School, King’s College London

Romas teaches modules related to marketing and sustainability. In his academic position, Romas’s research focuses on embedding education for sustainability in higher education. Romas is Learning Design and ESD (Education for Sustainable Development) (in collaboration with UNESCO IESALC) Bootcamp member and mentoring academics worldwide to incorporate sustainability into their teaching practices.

Romas is originally from Lithuania. He is also a digital artist and passionate about marketing, branding, and sustainability issues. He believes marketing has an important role in shifting consumer behaviour towards more sustainable lifestyles. He has been working with businesses, social enterprises and non-governmental organisations as a sustainability and marketing consultant. Romas helps organisations align their missions, branding and marketing campaigns with ethical and sustainable values. His consulting work allows Romas to apply his research and theory to practice in the field of sustainable marketing.



Angela McKee-Brown, US

Founder of Project Reflect

Angela is the Founder of Project Reflect, a food systems design lab based in the United States that develops and builds meaningful, just and joyful food experiences with communities.

Prior to launching the lab, she served the Executive Director with The Edible Schoolyard Project, a non-profit dedicated to designing hands-on educational experiences in the garden, kitchen, and cafeteria that connect children to food, nature, and each other. Angela has also served as the Director of Innovation and Strategy with San Francisco Unified School District’s Future Dining Experience where she and her team leveraged private funding and the support of a $20 million bond to redesign the school food system of San Francisco.

She is a 2016-2017 Stanford University Civic Innovation Fellow. Angela holds a Master’s in Food Studies from NYU, and lives in Oakland, California with her wife, Annemarie.



Migle Labeikyte, Lithuania

Project coordinator at Sustainable Gastro

Migle has a BA International Relations at University of Exeter and MSc Global Challenges for Sustainability major in Food Systems at Utrecht University.

Migle is part of the team building digital infrastructure for supply chain traceability to enable circular economy at

She is multilingual having lived in 6 countries originally from Lithuania, rediscovering the uniqueness of the Baltic way of life.



Maria Tamander, Estonia and Sweden

CEO & sales & project manager, Pilguse Residency

After attending NYU Film School in NY, she founded mod:film, an international production company whose client list spanned key Swedish and global brands. Their integrated stills and commercial campaigns for major clients and campaigns won top awards at Cannes, the New York Advertising Festival, London D&AD and Cresta, among others.

Since 2020 Maria is developing Pilguse Residency located in one of the most unique and exotic properties on the Western coast of an Estonian Island called Saaremaa. Eco friendly hotel and restaurant in Europe’s oldest nature reserve. High season tourism then in the low season we focus on theme weekends as well as creative workshops throughout the rest of the year with film as focus.



Dr Pavel Cenkl, England

Head of Schumacher College and Director of Learning &amp

Pavel has written and presented widely in the areas of curriculum design and pedagogy, global learning networks, environmental humanities and philosophy and has co-developed programmes in ecology, humanities, and sustainable and regenerative food and farming.

Pavel’s books include Transformative Learning: Reflections on 30 Years of Head, Heart, and Hands at Schumacher College (with Satish Kumar, 2021); Nature and Culture in the Northern Forest: Region, Heritage, and Environment in the Rural Northeast (2010); and This Vast Book of Nature: Writing the Landscape of New Hampshire’s White Mountains, 1784–1911 (2006).

Pavel has worked extensively in the United States, his country of origin, and in England, where he currently lives.