Using Art to Build a Sustainable World

with Wilson Oryema

Meet Wilson Oryema – poet, curator and activist. He is an advocate of a more sustainable fashion industry, and uses his voice to inspire a whole new generation of people to think differently about the impacts they can make.


Wilson is a Co-Founder of Regenerative Futures, a Social Change Initiative, and Surface Tension, a platform centred around realising the positive potential of materials (more info below). He also explores his interests through various mediums, including, text, image, film, and more. This includes the recent documentary “How Toxic Are My Clothes?”. As well as, his books of poetry on the topic, “WAIT” and “haha”.

For more information on Wilson Oryema, here.

Poetry book "Wait"

Wilson’s first book of poetry, titled Wait, explores consumerism, contemporary culture and waste. It sprang from an art show he held in a London gallery, after he interned for his photographer friend Harley Weir.

Rubbish_1 Exhibition

Harley Weir & Wilson Oryema’s show Rubbish_1 at Soft Opening in 2018. More info here.

How Toxic Are My Clothes – Documentary by Wilson

Wilson's favourite book

Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino



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