Impact Hub Oakland, LLC , Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer Omi Gallery, Director/Curator

Ashara Saran Ekundayo is a cultural worker and connector of the urban landscape and has served as catalyst, curator, educator, and producer for more than 24 years. Considered a thought-leader and strategic executor, she honed her business skills in the non-profit sector and is often found moderating or presenting in forums exploring the intersections of sustainable design, money, and meaning. As a consultant she works with organizations to build capacity for increased community engagement through the uses of creative arts practice, exhibition, and project management. A Certified Permaculture Designer, serial social entrepreneur, and lifetime activist committed to social justice, Ashara has supported individuals and companies in the redesign of their brand and marketing strategies utilizing a myriad of tools and practices.

She combines her passions for food, art and tech to increase the dialogue on regenerative design and has shared her vision for cultural equity at conferences such as SOCAP, SXSW, and the World Social Forum.

Most recently Ashara Ekundayo is the Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Impact Hub Oakland, LLC, and is also the Director/Curator for Omi Gallery, a visual and sound arts venue featuring one-person exhibitions and performances.

Interests: Creative Facilitation | Site-specific curation/production | Cartography
Skills:  Connecting | Intuitive listener |  Programing Spaces

EAP Fellowship Research Team:  The Creative City