Lopez is passionate about nature connection, personal growth, and social change. Her interest is in unleashing power and resilience each of us possess, as a propeller for social change.

Her work focuses on the following areas:

Residents And Community Resilience

Lopez` projects create a space for people, absorbed in fast paced and highly digitalized contemporary life, to stop, take a breath and look around them, reconnecting with self and others. Over the past fourteen years she has been facilitating a variety of creative public consultations, grass-root regenerative intitiatives for suistainable living, community choir sessions and social events to foster interconnectivity.

Young Adults And Social Change

As a media teacher over the past ten years Lopez has been collaborating with colleges and community goups in London to deliver extra curriculum projects. Her interest is in supporting young adults to find their creative voice, developing a sense of citizenship and becoming agents for social change. She uses photography, graphic design, film making.

Families And Nature Connection

Since 2017 Lopez has been developing Go Wild Families, an initiative to promote nature connection in the inner city. She has designed a series of workshops (indoor and outdoor) for children and their carers to work together creatively, with the aim to re-discover nature by connecting with it.

Since 2018 Lopez has been working with Extintion Rebellion in London; she has set up - alongside other marvelous mamas - the Families with young children group organizing family friendly intitatives to widen participation and actions protecting and restoring nature.

Climate Emergency And Self Support

Lopez is currently training as facilitator for group meetings to express, process and share personal emotions in relation to eco-anxsiety. She is being mentored by leading figures in the field of Ecopsychology and Nature Connection.

Get in touch: info.annalopez@gmail.com

Bio

Born in Milan Italy

Lopez lives and works in London

Education

2020, Professional Register of Italian Psychologists

2016, Post Graduate Certificate in Education UK

2010, MA in Visual Culture, Sir John Cass Department, Metropolitan University, London

​2000, Degree in Psychology, Universita Cattolica, Milan

1993, Graduate Diploma in visual communication, I.T.S.O.S, Milan

Professional Activities

Ongoing:

Creative Media Teacher -since 2012- part time at Newham Sixth Form College, London.

Little Italy Bilingual Families East London -since 2015-Community organizer for bilingual family group.

Go Wild Families - since 2017 - outdoor learning for children and their carers. 

2015

Momentum Project CIC - 2011/2015 - Creative director for a visionary initiative of community empowerment in the Royal Docks.

Digital Revolutionaries. Socially engaged media projects for extra curricula activity with FE students at Newham Sixth Form college.

2014

Create4Change. Pilot course and case study on Participatory art. Commissioned by Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Artworks, with the support of Newham Sixth Form College and Plaistow South Big Local.

2013

Oasis Space. Delivering self support sessions designed for women experiencing difficulties in life.

Selected Exhibitions

2013

3 Miles Out, sounscape, The Walking Encyclopaedia, Airspace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent.

It's A Boy It's A Girl, video screening, Verona Art Fair, curated by Cuntemporary, part of Archivio Queer Italia.

Happiness Is..street interventions, Guest Project, London

2011

Well Sonic & Well Secrets Artist in residence at Karin Janssen Project Space, London

3 Miles Out, sound installation, Local, Karin Janssen Project Space, London

2010

Untitled, Audio screening, Sir John Cass Art department, London Metropolitan University

Even A Sofa Can Sing The Blues, interactive installation mixed media, E17 Art Trail, Vestry House Museum, London

Bang! sound installation on furniture, Chaos Cabaret, The Foundry London

Anyone Else Isn't You, image projection accompanied by sound. The Market Estate Project,Market estate London

2009

My Kitchen Extension, furniture and mixed media, Mingling with objects, The George Tavern, London

Tale Of A Sullen keyboard, installation, E17 Art Trail,London

2007-2008

Spitafields Market, Greenwich Market, Furniture making, London

Publications / catalogs / reviews

Online paper. Artworks, Create4Change Case Study, 1 April 2014

Newspaper. Hackney Gazette, Upcoming unconventional Well street exhibition 7 July 2011

Online newspaper. Guardian, The demolition of the market estate, 17 June 2010