HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE A MAVERICK?
“Someone who usurps something that is kind of standardized, or something that’s quite the same or kind of diverts it. A maverick is someone that’s not considered to be relatively mainstream. Someone that’s innovative. Someone that’s pioneering.”
Ian Soloman-Kawall aka KMT is a Freedom Teacher Guide who uses art [hip-hop] for social awareness and social cohesion. He is Co-Founder of the May Project Gardens which brings communities together to act collectively. Previously he was Project Manager for Pan Intercultural Arts a company using intercultural performance work to help facilitate self-expression and promote a deeper understanding of our changing cultural identities. They work with a diverse range of communities across London and internationally, empowering people to use the arts as a tool for change in their lives.
WHY IAN WAS INTERVIEWED
Ian was recommended to me by Maverick Luke Hemment who felt Ian would be a good fit for this project. I researched Ian and learnt more about how he uses art to help people change their lives. Ian is alternative, legacy-driven, humorous, multi-talented and open.