Alex Drago has 15 years’ experience designing and delivering transformational and high-impact learning experiences in the cultural sector, including nine years as a learning manager at Historic Royal Palaces. During this time he has won numerous awards, including several as part of the team that brought the world the Tower of London’s game-changing poppies installation in 2014, for which he designed the learning programme which reached an incredible 1,000,000 people in 61 countries.
Together with colleagues from across the cultural and higher education sector, he founded the ‘Challenging History’ initiative which explores the role of the cultural sector in engaging the public with difficult and sensitive histories. With this group, Alex has gone on to deliver several multi-disciplinary conferences and co-edited a comprehensive first book of papers on the topic entitled Challenging History in the Museum: International Perspectives, published by Ashgate (now Routledge) in 2014.
As a Certified Facilitator of LEGO Serious Play Method and Materials and an advocate of Design Thinking, Alex is especially interested in how our everyday work experiences can be transformed into powerful learning experiences that will increase engagement, creativity, and productivity.
Alex also holds three master’s degrees, including an MBA from Aston Business School and master’s degrees in Cultural Studies and Photography respectively, which together with his experience, provides a unique multi-disciplinary insight into the future of the sector.
Certified Facilitator of LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Method & Materials