Open Session #13 - This Isn't Working

Audio Recording & Transcript

Listen back to our Open Sessions #13 event, a timely exploration of how Gen Z are challenging traditional working cultures against a background of climate change and the cost of living crisis.

The discussion explores what work means to different people, the importance of finding purpose and meaning in work, the struggle to achieve work-life balance when your work is your life, and how 'quiet quitting' is just another phrase for exercising values and choice.

The Open Session, which coincided with the launch of our fundraising campaign for Lighthouse Young Creatives, featured a diverse panel of speakers including:

  • Adam Joolia - CEO of AudioActive, a music and social change charity

  • Lara Antoine - Lighthouse Young Creatives alum, video editor & writer

  • Atif Choudhury - Co-Founder & CEO of Diversity & Inclusion

  • Hazel Davis - Lighthouse Young Creatives alum, poet & writer

  • Dom Bailey - Co-Founder & Strategic Director of design agency Baxter & Bailey

This audio includes swearing, and mild explicit language that some might find offensive.

Download the transcript here.


Lighthouse Open Sessions are an opportunity to make new connections, meet like-minded people, hear from creative people about their career-defining moments and gain advice for getting started in the creative and digital sector.

Lighthouse Young Creatives is a personal and professional development scheme for young people in Brighton & Hove aged 16-25 who aspire to work in the creative industries but face exclusion through lack of access and barriers to participation.

First launched in 2018, the scheme equips participants with the skills, confidence and connections they need to enhance their employability, entrepreneurship and future career prospects through a six-month programme of production skills training, business development support, mentoring, showcasing and networking.

This event was funded by Sussex Community Foundation.

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