Jamie McLaren

Hosted at Friends of Design - Academy of Digital Arts

part of a series on Childhood

About the speaker

Jamie McLaren Lachman, aka Jabulani Nene Mshengu, is the founder and director of Clowns Without Borders South Africa. Born in South Africa, Lachman left at an early age only to return in 2004 to begin an amazing journey that led to Clowns Without Borders South Africa.

In 2007, he worked in Durban as the project manager of Circus Life South Africa, a cultural exchange partnership between the BAT Centre in South Africa and Cirkus Cirkor, a Swedish Cultural Exchange Program.

Jamie is a graduate of Yale University and the Dell’Arte International School for Physical Theatre. He also holds a MSc in Evidence Based Social Intervention from the University of Oxford and is currently working on doctoral research on the Sinovuyo Caring Families Project. He is an actor, clown, storyteller, musician, songwriter, director, facilitator, and poet.

Always looking for laughter in the life’s simplicity, Jamie strives to live each day fully with compassion and amazement.

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Additional details

Meet and greet upstairs at the Friends of Design Academy for a complimentary coffee and breakfast followed by a 20 min talk.