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Guests Daisy Narayanan and Dalia Al-Dujaili talk about childhood excitement, happy folders and love over hate.

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About our guests

Daisy and Dalia

Daisy Narayanan 

Chosen object: a clock 

Recording location: Edinburgh

Daisy is Director of Urbanism at Sustrans, a charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle. While on secondment to the City of Edinburgh Council between 2018 and 2019, Daisy led the Edinburgh City Centre Transformation project. 

Originally from India and having worked as an architect for a few years, Daisy arrived in Edinburgh in 2004 to study a Masters in Sound Design, which led her to the environmental design sector. She’s passionate about creating places for people that reflect and complement the communities that live in them. 

In her spare time, she loves to explore Scottish landscapes with her family.


Dalia Al-Dujaili 

Clockface and the cover of Enid Blyton's 'The Faraway Tree Stories'
Daisy's clock and Dalia's treasured book.

Chosen object: a copy of Enid Blyton's 'The Faraway Tree Stories'

Recording location: Surrey

Dalia started a platform and newsletter showcasing emerging creatives called MISFiT. She was formerly editor-in-chief at Mxogyny, an online platform for marginalised creatives to share poetry, art and writing related to prevalent social issues. 

She believes that we all have so much to learn from voices that have largely gone unheard or oppressed and throughout her life she’s drawn inspiration from her Arab heritage. 

Dalia is in the final year of her English Literature degree and, looking ahead, she is keen to get into film production with the aim of diversifying our screens. She has previously served as a student critic for the Edinburgh International Film Festival. 


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Host: Richenda Rae

Theme music: Nathan Webb

Producer: Kate Stewart