It Speaks Volumes

The search for words of alternative economies in the making

Hello and welcome to It Speaks Volumes, a search for words of alternative economies in the making.

I am Domenico Di Siena, and during this podcast we will be getting to know inspiring people from the VOLUMES community and their stories, people from lots of different fields, creators, innovators, friends or complete strangers,

Today, and during this first cycle of our podcast, we are talking about Creative and productive Hubs. Four this third episode of It Speaks Volumes today I have invited Julia Varela, social innovator from Spain.

Julia Varela, executive with more than 10 years’ experience in entrepreneurship, social innovation, teaching and cultural affairs. Creative, worldly, enterprising and determined, with great negotiation, leadership and team management skills, as well as experience in project management and ability to adapt to diverse environments and stakeholders.

Working experience in several international projects, expert in creativity and design thinking methodologies.

She is cofounder of Ultrazul (consultancy in design projects related to social innovation, culture, sustainability and architecture) and teacher at different business schools.  She has been Corporate relations and social innovation Director in Madrid City Hall and Managing Director at Impact Hub Madrid. She has also worked for the Spanish Embassy in Rome (Italy), for the Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional in Buenos Aires (Argentina) and in international cooperation in México. She speaks fluently Spanish, English and Italian; intermediate French and basic Portuguese.