Sophie Jerram is an artist, writer and curator with a passion for widening the commons, particularly in cities. Since 2009, as the co-director of Now Future and Letting Space she has curated dozens of talks and large scale public art projects including the Transitional Economic Zone of Aotearoa (TEZA) and the Urban Dream Brokerage. Having originally trained in business and philosophy, she has kept an active interest in company investment and directorships and was a founding director of Loomio 2012-14. She has formerly worked in government and as National Communications Manager for the Sustainable Business Network of New Zealand. She lives in Wellington New Zealand with husband architect Evzen Novak and two children, Franta 13, and Vita, 11 and is involved in community-led planning and engagement in her local community of Vogeltown.