SWS Advisory Board

Sound Walk September operates under the watchful eye of an advisory board of a broad range of respected experts and specialists. The board meets up to six times per year to advise on and guide the work of the organising committee.

Josh Kopeček

Josh Kopeček

Josh is CEO and founder of Echoes, which specialises in geolocative audio. ECHOES is a free and open-access platform and allows creators to make and publish incredible GPS-triggered walking experiences. ECHOES also designs bespoke apps which focus on s...

Francesca Panetta

Francesca Panetta

Francesca Panetta is an immersive artist and journalist. She uses emerging technologies to innovate new forms of storytelling that have social impact. She currently works as Creative Director in the MIT Center for Advanced Virtuality. Previous to MIT, ...

Julie Poitras Santos

Julie Poitras Santos

Julie Poitras Santos' site-specific art practice includes video, installation, and public projects that include a walking component. The relationship between site, story and mobility fuels a wide range of research and production, including the relationship...

Hamish Sewell

Hamish Sewell

Hamish Sewell is the founder and primary audio producer with the geo locative platform Soundtrails. He has an extensive background in documentary radio and oral history and his works have won him international recognition and awards. For the last six y...

Duncan Speakman

Duncan Speakman

Duncan Speakman (UK 1976) trained as a sound engineer at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, and is now based at the Pervasive Media Studio in Bristol. Often working with mobile audio and locative media, he creates narrative experiences that engag...

Maja Thomas

Maja Thomas

Maja Thomas is the Chief Innovation Officer of Hachette Livre, one of the largest book publishers in the world, and the Director of the Hachette Innovation Program, focusing on the intersection of publishing and digital innovation. Maja works internation...