Past ELP Team

East Leeds Project | Past Team

Georgina Feller

Student Placement 2019-20

Georgie is in her third year at the University of Leeds studying Human Geography. As part of her dissertation she is conducting research on the role of community initiatives in Leeds, and will observe and participate in the development of the East Leeds Pavilion. Academically, she enjoys learning about the reclamation of public space, urban contestation and neoliberalism.

Yunxuan Li

Student Placement 2019-20

Yunxuan is currently studying MA Art Gallery and Museum Studies in the Scholl of Fine Art, History of Art & Cultural Studies at the University of Leeds. Her research focuses on contemporary art studies in the context of curation and cultural organisations. Yunxuan’s undergraduate course was in advertising and while she has been in Leeds she has worked as a graphic designer for Enjoy art space. Yunxuan previously worked at M Woods, a not-for-profit art museum in Beijing founded by collectors Lin Han and Wanwan Lei, as an assistant based in the audience participation and artwork interpretation team. 

Nicole Beardsley

Student Placement 2019-20

Nicole is a postgraduate student in the School of Fine Art, History of Art & Cultural Studies at the University of Leeds, studying MA Art Gallery and Museum Studies. She is interested in witnessing first hand how initiatives such as the East Leeds Project work collaboratively with communities to produce something everyone can be proud of. Nicole is also interested in how communities and cultural projects can work together to physically improve an area and to boost mental health in the community. Nicole is excited to be involved with the East Leeds Pavilion, and get involved with the Gipton community. 

Katie Raw

Student Placement 2018-19

Katie is currently in her final year at the University of Leeds studying Human Geography, after spending last year studying at the University of Queensland in Australia.

Katie is thrilled by the opportunity to help in the development of the East Leeds Project, through a Workplace Cooperative Project Module as part of her undergraduate degree, and is excited about meeting new communities in the city.

Academically, Katie’s interests centre around cultural and social geography, and she enjoys learning about the socio-cultural elements of interactions and space. She is also a creative practitioner and has been heavily involved in dance throughout her life.