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Samuel Díaz Fernández

Founder and Program Director

Samuel is a filmmaker, photographer, and educator. He is the founder of Studio DIFFÉ— a digital agency that helps build empathy in communities worldwide through video and photography. As a lapsed nomad, Samuel feels most at home wherever Totoro is there to keep him grounded in nature and magic.  A citizen of Colombia and a resident of Vietnam, he looks for Totoro everywhere.

Write him at samuel@schoolofslowmedia.com

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Akira Morita

Community Design Director

Akira has ten+ years of experience as marketing, innovations and strategy design consultant. He has helped hundreds of small businesses clarify their messages, express their visions, and grow, using design as a multidisciplinary approach to problem solving. Since he's begun working with SoSM, he’s been sitting in meditation about 180% more frequently, and reckons he’s about 120% kinder to himself.

Write him at akira@schoolofslowmedia.com

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Director of Creativity

Ai is a writer, design thinker, creative consultant, and improviser with 7 years of experience in youth empowerment. Ai has most recently served as the Creative Director for Clickable, a boutique marketing agency based in Hanoi. Ai’s experience is rooted in a deep commitment to enabling creative confidence and capacity. 

Write her at ai@schoolofslowmedia.com