Creating Third Spaces in Education


Bem Le Hunte

Third Spaces Conversation Series | February 27, 2023

On February 27, 2023, Bem Le Hunte joined the Red House for our first webinar in the Third Spaces Conversation Series, sponsored by the Baker Trust for Transformative Learning. For this inaugural webinar, Bem Le Hunte presented a definition of third spaces and discussed their core elements, enabling conditions, and contributions to transformative learning. The video below is a recording of that discussion.

Meet Our Conversation Partner

Professor Bem Le Hunte is an internationally published novelist and an expert in the field of Creative Intelligence (thinking creatively across disciplinary constraints). She is the Director of Learning and Teaching in the TD School at UTS, as well as the founding course director of the multi-award-winning Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation (BCII). She teaches creative thinking, theory and practice across many disciplines from anthropology to media and creative writing – and works with academics from across all faculties at UTS as well as with an industry partnership base of over 2,000 individuals, to create and support this world-first, multi-award-winning future-facing transdisciplinary degree.

In her previous professional life, Bem has focused on digital innovation, educating consumers, clients, students and colleagues on the creative potential of next generation technology since the time she was creative director on the launch of Microsoft Windows ’95. She has worked through three decades across a broad range of creative industries, from advertising and journalism, to publishing and new media. She’s been a creative consultant, creative director, brand consultant and copywriter (in the UK, Australia and India) for over 500 brands across a diverse range of media – covering the world’s most successful blue-chip companies to social enterprises and start-ups.

Bem’s research interests lie in learning for individual and collective transformation, as well as in the thinking, theory and practice of creativity. She has a passion for introducing trailblazing educational and organisational innovation, and a belief that our stories and our work as educators have the power to change the world.

She has written four novels: the latest is ‘Elephants with Headlights’. Her novels, short stories, articles and commentaries are published internationally to critical acclaim.

You can find out more about Bem at her website:

This event was part of the Third Spaces Conversation Series, sponsored by the Red House and the Baker Trust for Transformative Learning in order to stimulate interest in creating more “third space” opportunities for learning and knowledge-creation. For additional interviews from our conversation series, please visit our Third Spaces page. To keep up with our work on Third Spaces, please sign up for email updates below.

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