21 episodes

Square Hole is a podcast investigating neurodiversity, employment and the creative industries. In this series producers Lorna Allan and Jhinuk Sarkar bring together a variety of creative experts to discuss neurodiversity and creativity. Along with our narrator, Sazzie Kluvitse, our guests generously share their knowledge and experiences in their creative fields and open up on a variety of topics ranging from diagnosis and education, through to career advice, processes and self-care.

Throughout the podcast we explore and celebrate what it means to be individuals, to be neurodiverse and the i

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Square Hole is a podcast investigating neurodiversity, employment and the creative industries. In this series producers Lorna Allan and Jhinuk Sarkar bring together a variety of creative experts to discuss neurodiversity and creativity. Along with our narrator, Sazzie Kluvitse, our guests generously share their knowledge and experiences in their creative fields and open up on a variety of topics ranging from diagnosis and education, through to career advice, processes and self-care.

Throughout the podcast we explore and celebrate what it means to be individuals, to be neurodiverse and the i

    Reflecting on Square Hole: Beginning to Learn and Understanding a Diagnosis

    Reflecting on Square Hole: Beginning to Learn and Understanding a Diagnosis

    As an Art Director/Photographer and Illustrator/Educator, Lorna and Jhinuk unveil their own perspectives on how Neurodiverse traits are attributed to their creative careers. In these combined episodes, they listen back and reflect on points throughout the interview that have directly affected their learning of Neurodiversity, particularly in their own creative processes as well as its impact on the industry at large. In this episode, Lorna and Jhinuk respond to establishing what it means to be Neurodiverse, whilst exploring the impact that a diagnosis has on creative practices. They also uncover some experiences that had started an explorative, emotional journey for Neurodiverse creatives. That journey focuses in on their education, how they found the courage to own and feel empowered by their learning differences.

    Follow updates from us on Instagram.

    Our Creators:

    LORNA ALLAN
    INSTA: @lornaallanad & @hwodesign

    TWITTER: @hwodesign

    WEB: https://www.lornaallan.com/

    JHINUK SARKAR
    INSTA: @paperfig

    TWITTER: @paperfig

    WEB: https://paperfigillustration.com/

    Our Narrator:

    SAZZIE KLUVITSE
    INSTA: @sazziewho

    TWITTER: @BiBiVirtue

    Our Contributors:

    NEUROSCIENTIST - DR JESSICA ECCLES
    https://www.bsms.ac.uk/about/contact-us/staff/dr-jessica-eccles.aspx

    INSTA: @drbendybrain

    TWITTER: @bendybrain

    BRIXTON FINISHING SCHOOL - Yusuf, Anna, Charlie

    https://brixtonfinishingschool.org/

    INSTA: @brixtonfinishingschool

    TWITTER: @brixtonfschool

    KATI BALASZ

    INSTA: @hftlearningdisabilities

    TWITTER: @HftFamilyCarers

    KNIGHTS OF - AIMÉE FELONE & ELLE MCNICOLL
    http://knightsof.media/

    INSTA: @_knightsof

    TWITTER: @_knightsof

    https://ellemcnicoll.com/

    INSTA: @BooksandChokers

    TWITTER: @BooksandChokers

    • 43 min
    Reflecting on Square Hole: Fitting the Bill From Job-Hunting to Teamwork

    Reflecting on Square Hole: Fitting the Bill From Job-Hunting to Teamwork

    As an Art Director/Photographer and Illustrator/Educator, Lorna and Jhinuk unveil their own perspectives on how Neurodiverse traits are attributed to their creative careers. In these combined episodes, they listen back and reflect on points throughout the interview that have directly affected their learning of Neurodiversity, particularly in their own creative processes as well as its impact on the industry at large. In this episode, Lorna and Jhinuk unpack those barriers Neurodiverse creatives can face when applying for jobs and fitting in with a team. They do this by responding to guests who share their experiences on performing in interviews, finding or applying for creative work and processing information creatively whilst also working with new colleagues.

    Follow updates from us on Instagram.

    Our Creators:

    LORNA ALLAN
    INSTA: @lornaallanad & @hwodesign

    TWITTER: @hwodesign

    WEB: https://www.lornaallan.com/

    JHINUK SARKAR
    INSTA: @paperfig

    TWITTER: @paperfig

    WEB: https://paperfigillustration.com/

    Our Narrator:

    SAZZIE KLUVITSE
    INSTA: @sazziewho

    TWITTER: @BiBiVirtue

    Our Contributors:

    DR ANNE COCKAYNE from DANDELION CAREERS
    https://dandelioncareers.com/

    ANNABEL CROWLEY
    INSTA: @di_antara__

    TWITTER: @di_antara_

    SOPHIE BROADGATE
    INSTA: @sophiebroadgate

    TWITTER: @sophiebroadgate

    LILY ASH SAKULA
    INSTA: @lashesofsakula

    TWITTER: @lashesofsakula

    • 46 min
    Reflecting on Square Hole: Interpreting the world through a Neurodiverse lens and What this can serve to creative industries

    Reflecting on Square Hole: Interpreting the world through a Neurodiverse lens and What this can serve to creative industries

    As an Art Director/Photographer and Illustrator/Educator, Lorna and Jhinuk unveil their own perspectives on how Neurodiverse traits are attributed to their creative careers. In these combined episodes, they listen back and reflect on points throughout the interview that have directly affected their learning of Neurodiversity, particularly in their own creative processes as well as its impact on the industry at large. Where do Neurodivergent people’s experiences offer criticality when designing solutions for the world we live in? Can exposing the process of Neurodivergent creatives and their particular ways of interpreting information, offer exciting new avenues to communicate universally important ideas? In this podcast session, Lorna and Jhinuk reflect on the relationship between the approaches that Neurodiverse creative stake in their work and the way that audiences interpret their work
    Follow updates from us on Instagram.
    Our Creators:
    LORNA ALLAN
    INSTA: @lornaallanad & @hwodesign
    TWITTER: @hwodesign
    WEB: https://www.lornaallan.com/
    JHINUK SARKAR
    INSTA: @paperfig
    TWITTER: @paperfig
    WEB: https://paperfigillustration.com/
    Our Narrator:
    SAZZIE KLUVITSE
    INSTA: @sazziewho
    TWITTER: @BiBiVirtue
    Our Contributors:
    ADELE ORCAJADA from MATERIAL DRIVEN
    INSTA: @materialdriven / @materialdriven_es
    TWITTER: @materialdriven / @materialdriven_Esp
    https://www.materialdriven.com/
    AB ROGERS
    INSTA: @abrogersdesign
    TWITTER: @AbRogersDesign
    https://www.abrogers.com/
    JULIET DAVIS-DUFAYARD
    INSTA: @julietdavisdufayard__
    TWITTER: @letskeepgrowing
    https://julietdavis.eu/
    TRACEY WALLER from ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART (RCA)
    INSTA: @hellotraceywaller

    • 45 min
    Reflecting on Square Hole: Employer Perspectives and What Neurodiversity Can Offer to a Creative Team

    Reflecting on Square Hole: Employer Perspectives and What Neurodiversity Can Offer to a Creative Team

    As an Art Director/Photographer and Illustrator/Educator, Lorna and Jhinuk unveil their own perspectives on how Neurodiverse traits are attributed to their creative careers. In these combined episodes, they listen back and reflect on points throughout the interview that have directly affected their learning of Neurodiversity, particularly in their own creative processes as well as its impact on the industry at large. Lorna and Jhinuk consider the tension between Neurotypical and Neurodiverse creatives working together in this episode. They respond to creative industry employers and their perspectives on supporting Neurodiverse employees. How can Neurodiversity change mindsets? What are employers looking for when hiring a creative? What do we really mean when we look to create a diverse creative team? Lorna and Jhinuk reflect on what these perspectives serve to the progression of the creative industry whilst looking at the impact of employers hiring outside of their comfort zones.

    Follow updates from us on Instagram.

    Our Creators:

    LORNA ALLAN
    INSTA: @lornaallanad & @hwodesign

    TWITTER: @hwodesign

    WEB: https://www.lornaallan.com/

    JHINUK SARKAR
    INSTA: @paperfig

    TWITTER: @paperfig

    WEB: https://paperfigillustration.com/

    Our Narrator:

    SAZZIE KLUVITSE
    INSTA: @sazziewho

    TWITTER: @BiBiVirtue

    Our Contributors:

    RUTH ELLEN DANQUAH from EXCEPTIONAL INDIVIDUALS
    https://exceptionalindividuals.com/

    INSTA: @exceptional_individuals

    TWITTER: @exceptional_Ind

    TZIPPORAH JOHNSTONE from NEUK COLLECTIVE

    INSTA: @neukcollective

    TWITTER: @neukcollective

    FRASER MUGGERIDGE
    INSTA: @frasermuggeridgestudio

    http://pleasedonotbend.co.uk/

    ALI WILSON from EVERY BRAIN
    https://www.everybrain.co.uk/

    INSTA: @everybrainuk

    TWITTER: @everybrainuk

    • 48 min
    Tracey Waller from The RCA

    Tracey Waller from The RCA

    In this episode Lorna speaks to Tracey Waller Head of Programme of the Visual Communication MA at The RCA and before that she was the Programme Director of Graphic Design at Camberwell, Chelsea & Wimbledon College of Art. Lorna talked to Tracey about interpretation of creative work, process stages and Tracey's own journey with neurodiversity.

    Follow updates from us on Instagram.

    Our Creators:

    LORNA ALLAN

    INSTA: @lornaallanad & @hwodesign

    TWITTER: @hwodesign

    WEB: https://www.lornaallan.com/

    JHINUK SARKAR

    INSTA: @paperfig

    TWITTER: @paperfig

    WEB: https://paperfigillustration.com/

    Our Narrator:

    SAZZIE KLUVITSE

    INSTA: @sazziewho

    TWITTER: @BiBiVirtue

    Our Editor:

    ADE BAMGBALA

    TWITTER: @Blacticulate

    Our Producer:

    CARRIE MORRISON

    INSTA: @carriejmo

    TWITTER: @carriejomo

    https://carriemorrison.co.uk/

    Our Contributors:
    TRACEY WALLER from ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART (RCA)

    INSTA: @hellotraceywaller

    • 36 min
    Ab Rogers

    Ab Rogers

    This episode we are talking to Ab Rogers, founder and Creative director of Ab Rogers design.

    Lorna and Jhinuk caught up with Ab while he was in the midst of installing the companion exhibition to Wes Anderson’s film, The French Dispatch at 180 The Strand. They discussed his creative process and how he found a way to thrive in the creative industry. Abe shared his thoughts on classifying neurodiversity as a learning difference rather than a disability, and how his own neurodiversity informs his incredible work.

    Follow updates from us on Instagram.

    Our Creators:

    LORNA ALLAN

    INSTA: @lornaallanad & @hwodesign

    TWITTER: @hwodesign

    WEB: https://www.lornaallan.com/

    JHINUK SARKAR

    INSTA: @paperfig

    TWITTER: @paperfig

    WEB: https://paperfigillustration.com/

    Our Narrator:

    SAZZIE KLUVITSE

    INSTA: @sazziewho

    TWITTER: @BiBiVirtue

    Our Editor:

    ADE BAMGBALA

    TWITTER: @Blacticulate

    Our Producer:

    CARRIE MORRISON

    INSTA: @carriejmo

    TWITTER: @carriejomo

    https://carriemorrison.co.uk/

    Our Contributors:
    AB ROGERS

    INSTA: @abrogersdesign

    TWITTER: @AbRogersDesign

    https://www.abrogers.com/

    • 35 min

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