Leonora Oppenheim is a design storyteller. Which is a neat way of saying she uses word, image and form to portray local cultural, environmental and community stories to wider audiences.
In short, she's passionate about provoking discussion and debate through creativity.
From working on plans for a chocolate factory with cacao farmers in the Ecuadorian Amazon to reporting on biogas toilets from the mountains of northern Ethiopia, Leonora has many a tale to tell of her adventurous and inspiring encounters with creative minds around the world.
As director of Elio Studio, Leonora crafts her narratives in collaboration with architects, designers, curators and scientists. Together their creative projects promote engaging conversations around social and environmental issues in public spaces.
Leonora also regularly puts finger to key to tell epic tales of design derring and sustainability do for TreeHugger.com and other online and print publications.