Hannah has gathered her experience from living and working in 5 different cities in 4 countries (Auckland (NZ), Dublin (Ireland), Edinburgh (Scotland), Sydney (Australia) and Whangarei (NZ). She loves community building. Hannah was New Zealand’s first “Child Friendly Cities” Coordinator, which works to bring UNICEF’s Convention on the Rights of the Child to life at a city level. Along with this work Hannah has a deep interest in working with the original aspirations of New Zealand’s founding document Te Tiriti o Waitangi / The Treaty of Waitangi. Hannah is also an artist, focusing on fabric/textile art: www.hannahmitchell.art.
Magenta is a co-founder of Bloom Network. For fifteen years, she has been producing events and facilitating coalition building to support resource sharing across movements and sectors. She is the backend engineer for this network, connecting different tools and methodologies to straddle digital to physical, led by local leaders on the ground. She has served as editor and curator for Aorta Magazine, featuring queer, transgender, and feminist artists. Her former career was as a classical pianist. Other interests include machine intelligence, watershed restoration, and napping under trees.