Your Art of Living Guide Team

Art of Living, Not for Profit

The Art of Living is a not-for-profit association based in Barcelona, Spain.
'Asociación Art of Living' CIF: G65394769
Carrer del Bruc 5, Principal 2a, Barcelona 08010, SPAIN

EXECUTIVE TEAM

Claire Elizabeth Terry: President & Editorial Director.


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Claire was born in Coventry, England. She studied at the Lycée International de St Germain-en-Laye, Paris, and trained in stage-management at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London.

After working in the Royal Opera House and the Royal National Theatre, London, she worked as a volunteer on a street mission in Germany. When she was 29, she became a travel writer. Short-listed for the Shiva Naipaul Memorial Prize, she has written for the Rough Guides' travel series and published the first-ever English-language supplement in La Vanguardia newspaper.

In 2008, she compiled and edited 'The Art of Living: A Practical Guide to Being Alive', in collaboration with the Friends of UNESCO, Barcelona; the profits from which are donated to Green Cross International, NGO founded by Mikhail Gorbachev.

Oleguer Sarsanedas: Secretary & Editorial Director.

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Oleguer was born in Glasgow, Scotland, but was raised and lives in Barcelona, Spain. He read Economics and Politics at Oxford University, England.

In 1993, he was awarded the Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government.

He was a member of the founding team of Catalunya Radio, Deputy Director of Programmes for Televisió de Catalunya, TV3, and helped launch the second channel, Canal33, becoming Director of Programming for both until 1996.

In 1996, he became Editorial Director of Planeta Publishing and, in 1999, became Director of Content of MediaPro, the Spanish audiovisual production company.

In 2000 he embarked on a new adventure as Director of Programmes of a new international event, the Universal Forum of Cultures, which was launched in Barcelona in 2004.

In 2005 he was appointed Director of Catalunya Radio, a post he held until 2009, before becoming Director of New Media Content at the Catalan Broadcasting Corporation.

He is currently working at the Foundation of the Universal Forum of Cultures.

Tim Woolfson: Treasurer & Technology Director.

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Tim was born in the UK. He studied Mathematics and Chemistry at Lord Wandsworth College in Hampshire and went on to read Economics at Nottingham University.

He wrote his first computer program on an Acorn Electron at age 8 and has been studying technology ever since. He began using technology professionally at Serif, a computer software company in Nottingham, UK, where he worked for five years in various roles, including as manager of their websites and email marketing teams.

Tim travelled extensively in South America and in Spain, Portugal and Italy before moving to Barcelona, Spain, and founding Profitable Web Projects.
Nowadays, Tim is the Managing Director and owner of Profitable Web Projects. This company donated the Barcelona Web Development that you see in the Art of Living Guide website.

HONORARY BOARD

Federico Mayor Zaragoza: Former Director General of UNESCO.

Federico Mayor Zaragoza was born in Barcelona in 1934. He holds a Ph.D. in Pharmacy from Madrid University (1958).

Mayor Zaragoza has been Undersecretary of Education and Science for the Spanish Government (1974-75), Member of the Spanish Parliament (1977-78), Adviser to the Prime Minister (1977-78), Minister of Education and Science (1981-82) and Member of the European Parliament (1987).

In 1987, he was elected Director-General UNESCO until 1999. During the twelve years he spent as head of UNESCO (1987-1999), Professor Mayor Zaragoza gave new momentum to the organization's mission: "To build the bastions of peace in the minds of men". Following Mayor Zaragoza's guidelines, UNESCO created the Culture of Peace Programme, based on education for peace, human rights and democracy, the fight against exclusion and poverty, the defense of cultural pluralism and cross-cultural dialogue, as well as conflict prevention and the consolidation of peace.

With the Foundation for a Culture of Peace, founded in Madrid in 2000, Professor Mayor Zaragoza continues with the work he started as Director-General of UNESCO: to promote, in every area of human life, the transition from a culture of violence and force to one of peace and tolerance.

In October 2005 be was appointed by the UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, to Co-chair of the High-Level Group for the "Alliance of Civilizations".

Josep Samaranch: Former President of the Amics de UNESCO, Barcelona.

Agustín Pániker: Director of Editorial Kairós, publishers of the book, 'The Art of Living: A Practical Guide to Being Alive'.

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