Scott London

Scott London is a California-based writer, speaker and consultant. He has contributed to many books and published widely in newspapers, magazines, and scholarly journals. His writing ranges widely, exploring art, culture, community, education, politics and the media.

As a consultant, Scott works with organizations committed to social innovation, civic engagement, community development, and dialogue and deliberation.

He is a longtime associate of the Kettering Foundation. He has also worked with the Harwood Institute, Pew Partnership for Civic Change, the National Issues Forums, the Pacifica Graduate Institute, the Kellogg Forum, the Nobel Institute, and Egon Zehnder, among other organizations.

Scott's career got its start in broadcast journalism. He worked as a reporter and producer at several radio stations and went on to host "Insight and Outlook," a program of ideas heard on NPR stations across the United States. He has worked with CBS Radio, American Public Media, CBC Radio and other news outlets, and continues to do occasional freelance work.

Scott has also published widely as a photographer. His work has appeared in books, magazines, and newspapers worldwide. His book, Burning Man: Art on Fire (with Jennifer Raiser and Sidney Erthal) was recently published in a new and expanded Second Edition. Scott has a separate site for his photography:

Scott was born in Washington D.C. At the age of five, his family moved to Stockholm, Sweden, where he was raised and educated. He returned to the U.S. in his mid-20s and eventually landed in California. He currently lives in Berkeley.

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