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Tom Tobia

Tom Tobia

Design Director

Tom’s work tackles civic / societal challenges through physical experiments. He has led the early-stage development of many projects and organisations, building new models of learning, working, community collaboration and emerging technologies.  

Tom co-founded Makerversity; a ‘campus for making and learning’ at Somerset House, London. Makerversity has been recognised by The Observer and NESTA in their Top 50 organisations ‘radically changing Britain for the better’ and by the EU as it’s most innovative social enterprise.  


Currently, Tom is creatively leading a pan-European innovation programme with FutureGov, is a trustee for Yorkshire Artspace and one day will restart his experimental project A New Field - mixing foraging and biomaterials. 


Tom is an SDA alumni, judge, and long-time collaborator.




Twitter: @TomTobia