Yoyo Barnsley is a multimedia creative practitioner and recent Arts and Sciences graduate from UCL. She is Media Research Assistant at Paper Nations and the editor for The Great Margin film series, "I Even Dream in Haiku". She was the lead digital content creator at the Yew Tree Gallery, conducted a self-directed research project for UCLH’s Arts and Heritage programme, and was also one of the main marketing and branding managers of AMPLIFY! Film Festival 2020.
"The post-production was a complex collaborative editing process that incorporated as many participants' work as possible to create a sense of community and support whilst allowing room for differences and contrasting voices to be heard. Working closely with the Director, Bambo Soyinka, each film was assembled in a way that creates a flow where one leads onto the other and mirrors specific interconnected themes."
Creative Producer Biography
Joanna Nissel is a poet, nonfiction writer, and researcher. She is Creative Producer on The Great Margin project, and also leads on engagement, web development, and creative strategy for Paper Nations. She was the runner up for the 2018 Poetry Business New Poets Prize and has been published widely, including Tears in the Fence, The Fenland Reed, Eyeflash, Molly Bloom, and Atrium. Her debut pamphlet is forthcoming with Against the Grain Poetry Press.
Professor Bambo Soyinka is an award-winning writer, director and immersive story developer. With more than a decade’s experience in multi-platform storytelling and production, she has initiated and directed projects across the UK and internationally. Bambo is Professor of Story at Bath Spa University and Chair of the Research Centre for Transcultural Creativity and Education. She conceived and founded Paper Nations in 2015. Bambo is the Director/Principal Investigator of “I Even Dream in Haiku”.
"It was an honour to work with Amanda White and The Daily Haiku members on this project. The creative resilience of this group shines through in their haiku and imagery. These films represent the culmination of 5 years of research working in collaboration with inspirational practitioners such as Amanda. We initially considered calling this collection of films ‘Touchstones’, as the films and haiku in the sequence represent points of anchoring for individuals and the community. The project as a whole contributes to research exploring the ways in which community writing groups such as The Daily Haiku can provide invaluable structures of support for people, especially during periods of crisis and turbulence."
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