UCL Institute for Global Prosperity


IGP Residents

We host a number of residency positions at the IGP to support emerging talent in areas connected to our work

Our residents include some of the most exciting emerging creatives in London, currently including an entrepreneur, designer and poet. Our programme enables practitioners to gain unique access to IGP research and staff, and offers them opportunities to collaborate, create and innovate. 

Arthur Kay 

IGP Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Arthur Kay is an award-winning urban designer and entrepreneur. He studied architecture at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, where he became passionate about the need to create resilient and sustainable cities. Arthur is Founder and Deputy Chairman of bio-bean®, a clean technology company that recycles waste coffee grounds into advanced biofuels and biochemicals. He holds advisory positions on several boards and is Founder and Chairman of Fast Forward 2030, a non-profit that identifies and promotes the business models that will help deliver the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.  Arthur writes for, and has featured in, the Guardian, Telegraph, Huffington Post, Wired, Forbes, Monocle, Architects’ Journal, Architectural Review, National Geographic, CBS, CNBC, BBC and The New Scientist. Arthur has spoken at conferences run by the UN, the Economist, Intelligence Squared, TEDx, the Guardian, the Mayor of London. He has advised Government on various issues including a Select Committee on entrepreneurship.

Email: info@fastforward2030.com

Satia Putra 

IGP Young Designer-in-Residence

Satia is a proud Indonesian who studies Urban Design at the Bartlett School of Planning. His design work mainly revolves around child education and increasing public awareness on urban issues in his home country. Apart from his study and work with the IGP, he has worked closely as a teacher and designer with the Inspiration Factory Foundation, an NGO who focuses on improving underprivileged children's self-esteem. 

Cameron Holleran

IGP Poet-in-Residence

Cameron is a non-binary Mancunian poet who is a part of the Barbican Young Poet and Burn After Reading collectives. Their work centres on gender, mental health and class. Performance highlights include the Walthamstow Garden Party, Tate Modern and Southbank Centre, along with a commissioned recording for the Wellcome Trust. More details can be found at their website: https://cameronholleran.com.

Read Cameron's work here:



'The Warden's Garden'


'A burden, shared'