ASHARA EKUNDAYO is a cultural architect and activist who utilizes social practice to facilitate collaboratory spaces where social permaculture, social entrepreneurship, and social justice can coincide. Through her company AECreative she consults with companies to assess and build capacity for mindful community engagement through creative arts practice, exhibition, and project management. She is a Certified Permaculture Designer and Certified Foresight Practitioner whose skill at revealing cross-sector unconventional partnerships shift culture to build futures via methodologies and technologies that are competent, kind, and regenerative.
Additionally, Ashara is Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Impact Hub Oakland – a beautiful co-working space and socially engaged community – and also the Director of Omi Gallery, an exhibition venue for building futures. Her commitment to transformation is informed by an intersectional framework that aims to expand the influence and impact of culture on racial equity and environmental justice.