Flock Together is the brainchild of Nadeem Perera and Ollie Olanipekun. Started in Summer 2020 as the strictest lockdown restrictions in London were beginning to ease, Flock Together is a birdwatching club combating the under-representation of people of colour in nature and it has quickly become a highlight for its members, many of whom were completely new to the hobby. The group has grown rapidly via word of mouth; it currently has over 100 active members turning up for its monthly walks, with thousands more following Flock Together’s Instagram page.
This book will be their calling card and manifesto, a way to reach out further and further to more communities around the globe.
Nadeem, 26, is a Youth Sports Coach. He has loved nature from an early age and has been a serious bird enthusiast for the last decade. He works with young people in community centres and supporting schools in the East London area. Nadeem has overcome enormous mental roadblocks and trauma through his relationship with nature.
Ollie is a 36-year-old Creative Director from North-East London. He is the founder of award-winning creative agency Superimpose/Futureimpose, which has helped several global brands stay relevant with younger audiences. Ollie is also a mentor and associate lecturer at UAL where he is working to create smoother pathways into the creative industry for the next generation of ‘non-traditional’ creatives. All of Ollie’s creative work has a heavy social responsibility at its core.
They have been featured in Vogue, The Times, The Guardian, The Telegraph, and Time Out among others, and have partnered on campaigns with brands such as the RSPB, Berghaus, Gucci, National Geographic and more.
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