Teleica Kirkland

Creative Director

Teleica is the founder, Creative Director and principal researcher for CIAD. With over 20 years experience working in the fashion and costume industry Teleica lectures at London College of Fashion and has traveled extensively throughout Africa and the Diaspora making links with designers, artisans, and practitioners across the globe.

Paula Allen

Projects and Events Manager

Paula has travelled and researched extensively throughout the African Diaspora learning about project planning and execution for specific communities. She has organised and managed dance festivals, conferences and symposiums. Having worked in university management she has helped establish organisations that regularly bring together artisans and practitioners from across the Diaspora.