Lydia Ashman

Lydia Ashman works as an Education Projects Manager at Bow Arts where she initiates and manages a broad range of artist-led programmes with schools across East London. Alongside Ania Bas and Simone Mair, she also runs The Walking Reading Group on Participation, an active project which offers people the chance to discuss issues surrounding participation, engagement, collaboration and social practice whilst walking. She has an MA In Arts Policy and Management from Birkbeck College where she specialised in arts and education and community engagement, and her dissertation interrogated the function of risk-taking in gallery and arts education. (Updated 2014)