Eleanor Snare (they/them) is a multi-disciplinary writer, speaker, facilitator and creator specialising in raising ecological consciousness and reducing alienation through imaginative, embodied, accessible methods. They began professional life with a full-time career in marketing and communications, during which they worked with brands including Unilever, British Telecoms, TSB, NatWest, TalkTalk, Eastpak, Shop Direct, Redcats, Lloyds Banking Group and Marks and Spencer.
Eleanor’s extensive education has given them a holistic toolkit encompassing design, craft, behavioural theory, history of art, sociology, anthropology, somatics, nonviolent communication, journal therapy and life coaching. Since 2015 they have been an active independent researcher examining the ways in which creativity can be used to engage young people in environmental action. Eleanor has presented at conferences across the world, and most recently shared their alternative pedagogical approaches with GuildHE and EAUC members. In 2022 their research into the pivotal role of the art educator during a time of climate emergency will be published in The Industrialisation of Arts Education (Palgrave Macmillan). They are certified Carbon Literate, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a reviewer for the journal Organizational Aesthetics.
Eleanor identifies as non-binary and is a vocal promoter of LGBTQIA2+ rights and narratives, alongside rights to bodily autonomy. As a creator, life-long learner and sustainability advocate, they spend as much time as possible making art, growing vegetables, engaging with communal and degrowth ways of living, and reading enthusiastically.
Photo by Ashley Karrell www.panoptical.co.uk