We started in 2008 and began by combining mediation and creative skills to address needs in the local community. 

Almost a decade later, the work has evolved, the team has grown, and we’ve won awards and most importantly touched the lives of individuals providing opportunities for creativity, growth and change.

The deep:black team is Katharine and Trupti. 

KatharineKatharine is a creative facilitator with a background in physical theatre and devised work.

Born in London, Katharine has lived and worked in France, the Caribbean and West Africa. She is passionate about facilitating an experiential creative learning process for and with the people she works with and has a particular interest in the use of play and drama in learning.

TruptiTrupti is a creative facilitator with a background in photography and film making. She is interested in participatory projects that enable people to explore photography as an art form, as a tool for self expression and as a way to document personal history.    

Born in Malawi, Trupti arrived in London in 1975 and trained in documentaries. Her work has been shown on the BBC and Channel Four including the BAFTA award winning series 'The Tower: A Tale of Two Cities’ based on the regeneration of a London council estate.

Our vision
is to shape a dynamic learning community that integrates creativity and conflict positively in people and stimulates social change.

Our mission 
is to provide a space where people can engage with conflict in a holistic way through creative learning and inspiring high quality work, and through connecting with each other in order to inspire participation and ownership.

Our Approach

The deep:black approach is about using and fusing the arts to create dialogue, develop a culture of communication and build connection across difference. We have expertise in how people learn and change: we use non-violent communication, mediation, coaching techniques, drama and role play, visual arts and leadership skills.