Declan is an artist-activist, cultural antagonist and group facilitator. He is committed to the transformative power of honest conversations and vulnerability as potent tools for social change.
Declan has trained and received mentorship in a wide range of facilitation methods and practices to support personal and social transformation. He is a trained cultural anthropologist, specialising in issues of power, empire and coloniality. His work is rooted in a vision of queer decolonised cultures, and place-based earth-connected communities and livelihoods.
He is an Associate Fellow of St Ethelburga’s Centre for Peace and Reconciliation, an alumnus of the Deep Adaptation Programme and co-facilitator of the 2019 Refugee Allies programme.
His work currently focuses on building place-based intergenerational community and mentorship, and community-building purpose-inspiring programmes for young adults.