Welcome to the
Open Lens Collective
WHO WE ARE
The Open Lens Collective is a group created and led by deep thinkers and space holders spanning three continents. We are driven by the need and want to self-reflect, learn and grow personally and professionally. We are connected through the shared desire to see things through an intersectional, decolonial and holistic lens.
We work collaboratively, take turns in different tasks and share responsibilities so that the initiative eventually becomes sustainable and self-organised. We learn as we go, and we welcome everyone who wants to join us on this journey!
is a facilitator and learning experience designer working in the field of alternative and non-formal education. Her work focuses on supporting spaces and learning processes for self awareness and emotional intelligence as a pathway for social change.
Anne Marie Nzioki
is an educator and a co-founder of The Book Haven NPC. In our diverse and forever-changing world, Anne seeks to be intentional about promoting a culture of learning, unlearning, and relearning in the spaces she holds a place in.
local in Brussels, Belgium
is a facilitator, trainer and visual practitioner who aims to create learning through the experience of shared humanity. In her work, she centres justice, genuine conversation and collective experiences.
is a co-founder of The Book Haven NPC who seeks to create communities around her that are rich in diversity and difference. Leigh is an advocate for the beauty of diversity.
WHAT WE DO
As a collective, we host the Open Lens Learning Journey. It was born out of the desire of a group of individuals to self-reflect, learn and grow personally and professionally. The goal is to increase our own awareness and practice around diversity, inclusion, identity, power and privilege and develop new resources and practices to support other people doing the same in the spaces that we hold.
We just recently launched the Open Lens Book Club. This is an opportunity for people who hold space for learning and growth to connect over a book relevant to our practice.