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RM Sánchez-Camus (Marcelo) is a creative practitioner, organisation lead and developer, coach and mentor.

In 2015, he founded the Applied Live Art Studio, a social practice studio which he continues to direct. ALAS has designed a collection of projects and resources that can be viewed on their website.

Marcelo aims to uncover personal and social narratives while giving a space for reflection. His practice incorporates community co-authorship into installation, performance, and text with a focus on co-creation, participation, psychogeography, and wellbeing.

A commitment to social engagement and site-responsive work, has led him to realise a diverse projects in the social sphere, such as publishing Elan Calls, a creative guide to a nature reserve in Wales; the touring project The Print Shop: Rise Up!, a pop-up DIY slogan printing space; and devising and directing El Tiempo Indómito, a social circus show in Colombia about local culture.

An important strand of his practice is the building of support and exchange systems for artists, curators, activists and scholars working in creative industries. Marcelo is the co-founder of various national and international networks and collectives including: Social Art International Berlin, Social Art Network UK, Coalition of Creative Artists NYC, Lotos Collective London. He co-convened the Social Art Summit, the first national UK review of socially engaged practice. He was Development Associate on Social Artery and Social Art Library dedicated to building visiblity legacy around social practice. He was also the Co-Lead on Social Art For Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (SAFEDI) AHRC Fellowship with Manchester Metropolitan University.

He has extensive experience in arts, society and health. Marcelo worked within charity settings creating partnerships with major museums in London.