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19 APR

NEXT EVENT VOL 21

The first of four PechaKucha Nights hosted by the Hippodrome as part of their Fresh Fridays programme. Head to the mezzanine foyer on the first floor between 6 and 7pm. Free!

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Art in the Biogenetic Age

BY LAURIE RAMSELL
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 13, 2017

Laurie Ramsell talks about his sculptural work and the creation of a 'Pseudo-Siren' from bacterial cellulose and human hair, currently being exhibited at Birmingham Open Media. How can art lean from scientific research, and perhaps vice versa?

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Land + Territory

BY ANA CORDEIRO REIS
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 13, 2017

Ana Cordeiro Reis presents a visual journey based on photographs she took in her home land of Tras-os-Montes (Northeast Portugal). Her narrative is accompanied by a soundscape, also produced by Ana. 

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Waterworks

BY LYNN DENNISON
IN BIRMINGHAM

Lynn Dennison shows some of her collage and installation work on the subject of Land and Water. She talks about some of her ideas and working methods and her current project at the University of Birmingham.

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Keep Swimming Moseley Road Baths

BY KAT PEARSON
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 13, 2017

Kat Pearson is a member of Moseley Road Baths Action Group who are trying to make sure that the current owners (Birmingham City Council) not only look after the building, but also keep the pool open. The title comes from their recent social media campaign which encouraged people to #keepswimmingmrb!

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Art in the Biogenetic Age

BY BEN WADDINGTON
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 13, 2017

Laurie Ramsell talks about his sculptural work and the creation of a 'Pseudo-Siren' from bacterial cellulose and human hair, which featured at the Birmingham Open Media - 'Genecraft: Art in the Biogenetic Age'.

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The Many Shapes of Earth

BY ALEXANDRE COATES
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 13, 2017

Alexandre Coates talks about how we think about the Earth, mainly about what shape it is, from a flat earth (and flat-earth societies) to a sphere. The surface of a sphere simply cannot be rolled out on a 2D surface, so maps must always choose something to keep, and something to get rid of. So what does map-earth look like?

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Water, Drugs and Human Guinea Pigs

BY ALEX CONNER
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 13, 2017

Alex Conner talks about his role as a scientist, all his mistakes on the way and how water going into our brains keeps us alive but can easily kill us.

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In Sync: Music and Movement

BY JULIA GILBERT
@ VOL 14 ON MAY 18, 2016

Julia Gilbert is a big fan of dance and music and spoke about the inextricable links between them, along with exciting examples of emerging technology that is enabling the creation of music through movement. Here’s some links to the people and tools she talked about

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About the City's Organizers

  • Ben Waddington

    'Cultural intermediary' describes my work - I'm interested in the deeper exploration of the world immediately around me. Where that leads might mean a festival of walking tours, looking at lettering on buildings, plundering archives, providing a cultural consultancy service, the championing of John Baskerville, sculptures made from voles...