Sasha – Manager
Name: Sasha Padziarei. Preferred pronoun is “They”
Interests and/or passions: People is my passion, their feelings, their experiences, their history and their hearts and beautiful minds. I love Queer Histories, Music, Film, Books and Art — things that people create from their hearts.
How do you like your tea/coffee: Tea — black with one sugar and a slice of lemon. Coffee — black as the night on a moonless night! And it has to be good coffee, I mean it.
Favourite record in the Ziferblat record selection: Ziggy Stardust. Somebody should really donate a Beatles record to us (2 hours free time here :)
Favourite board game at Ziferblat: Dix it but I also love Sherlock Holmes Cluedo (mrs Hudson did it!)
What is home to you: Home is where I am with people I love. Home is safety, peace, calm and joy. It’s warm, full of books, games, music, films, great food and laughter of friends.
David – Host, social media manager, founder of We Speak Freely and Love Freely
Name: David Blackwell
Interests and/or passions: We Speak Freely/creating social change through innovation
How do you like your tea/coffee: Tea, milky sweet chai! Coffee, Flat white or sugared double espresso.
Favourite record in the Ziferblat record selection: Bob Dylan, Greatest Hits
Favourite board game at Ziferblat: Dix it!
What is home to you: Where you are accepted for being you
Mille – Host, website editor
Name: Mille Højerslev Nielsen
Interests and/or passions: My passion is writing and contemporary art is my main interest (I have a weak spot for collaborative, socially and politically engaged art). I also enjoy walking, meeting new people and exploring cultures through food, music, books and travels.
How do you like your tea/coffee: BLACK (no milk, no sugar)
Favourite record in the Ziferblat record selection: David Bowie: The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust without a doubt! You’ll hear this record at least once during my shifts! I like to change it up with Miles Davis, Beach Boys and Mr. Cash.
Favourite board game at Ziferblat: MASTERMIND – I miss the 80’s version though, I don’t like the new design – and MANCALA (I know this board game as ‘Kalaha’) – I could play this game for hours!
What is home to you? Home is where I meet love, a sense of community and where no human lives matter less than others.
James – Host
Name: James Kite (find me)
Interests and/or passions: Films (Network 1976), Music (Air-Realize), bridging creativity & intellect in a fine way while igniting social progress via Enlightened Allure.
How do you like your tea/coffee: Lemon & Honey Tea
Favourite record in the Ziferblat record selection: Probably the eagles but I need to explore more . . .
Favourite board game at Ziferblat: Dixit (in a group) Othello (2 person game)
What is home to you? A place where we are free to create, engage & play all day . . .
Rosa – Host
Name: Rosa Kemeny
Interests and/or passions: Psychology, psychology, psychology. More specifically, emotions, what their functions are and how we can regulate our feelings to navigate the world in a fulfilling way. I also <3 meditation, climbing, reading and general silliness.
How do you like your tea/coffee: I love an almond milk cappuccino that is so overloaded with chocolate sprinkles that it flirts with *that* line between cappuccino and frothy mocha.
Favourite record in the Ziferblat record selection: Bob Marley: Legend
Favourite board game at Ziferblat: I would say Monopoly but it brings out the worst in me (the most evilest evil, like Darth Vader Imperial March levels of evil) so I think I’ll say Concept!
What is home to you? Home to me is where I feel connected and accepted. Home is somewhere where I can curl up and read or stretch back and have a great conversation. Home is where I can take my shoes off and just be myself.
Alex – Host
Name: Alex Metslov
Interests and/or passions: You name it! Although, currently, I read materials regarding web design, psychology, tech and bio. Big fan of TED Talks! Randomly going out with film guys.
How do you like your tea/coffee: There are so many teas and coffees, I dream to try! Nevertheless, if choose black tea, I like it with milk and sugar. Oh yes, sugar tooth I am! Regarding the coffee: I hope it will not extinct in next 70-80 years. Too damn good drink!
Favourite record in the Ziferblat record selection: I am electronic music child, therefore my music preference area is slightly in the different domain. But I like background music here, whatever it is! =)
Favourite board game at Ziferblat: So far I am in the process of discovering them, but I really miss new Monopoly game with lots additions!
What is home to you? Home is a lovely warm place, where your loved family is always waiting for you.
Christie – Host
Name: Christie Dunne Murphy
Interests and/or passions: Vast and varied. Mythos! That’s a good place to start. Humans and our stories. The actions we take, words we use, and how the tools we create reflect and change us. I’m interested in things that grow and things we build.
How do you like your tea/coffee: Black coffee as a rare morning thing. Thyme tea with honey or Good ole’ English/Milk brewed Chai as a staple if the herbs and spices are available.
Favourite record in the Ziferblat record selection: Miles Davis Tutu – It’s dope! Though I’ll look to bring some Etta James in soon.
Favourite Boardgame at Ziferblat: Balderdash by a mile! Come play it with me. Game of word play and intrigue that’ll never fail to make you roar with laughter.
What is home to you?: Home is where I can commune with my people. Where we are safe and at ease. Where there is a steady energy of interaction, creativity, support and understanding.