June 29 2018 Hello Culture Identity Conference 09:00-17:30
|09:00-09:30||Coffee and Registration|
|09:20-09:30||Welcome: Helga Henry|
|09:30-09:45||Context: Lara Ratnaraja and Clayton Shaw|
|09:45-10:15||Keynote 1: David A Bailey MBE, director of International Curators Forum and curator
“Cultural Identity & The Burden Of Representation: A Personal Story”
Through his work as an artist, curator and cultural facilitator David A Bailey explores the questions that have fascinated him around the theme of culture, identity/identification and representation within the context of the various visual art movements in the 20th and 21st Century.
|10:30-11:45||Panel 1: STEAM – Doing things differently?
With STEAMhouse at Birmingham City University now a reality, and with your collective experiences of working in STEAM and Black STEAM-related environments, what are the challenges and possibilities of doing “diversity” in our sectors?
Chair: Professor Rajinder Dudrah, Birmingham City University
Clayton Shaw. programme manager, STEAMhouse, Birmingham City University
Florence Okoye, user experience designer, AfroFutures UK
Anita Shervington (FRSA), Wellcome Trust engagement fellow and director of Community Perspectives
André Reid, Kiondo
|11:45-12:15||Keynote 2: Lula Mebrahtu, multidisciplinary artist|
|13:15-14:30||Panel 2: Democracy and Data in partnership with BOM
For Hello Culture: Identity we are bringing together four practitioners who, in different ways, work with data and/or are exploring digital identity. Our Head of Programme Louise will be leading a discussion which explores what we mean by ’data’, how the panelists are tackling it and what the democratisation (or lack of) means for artists.
Chair: Louise Latter, head of programme, BOM
Tony Bhajam, general manager Doink, The Beatfreeks Collective
|14:30-15:45||Panel 3: Representation and Technological Diversity
Diversity in technology has multiple meanings, it can refer to software and hardware paths for development and it can refer to the people making the work or even how it is made. If we use iterative modes of production what are the intentions and outcomes of the making in your opinion?
Chair: Simon Poulter, artist, curator and consultant; director of Collusion
Cathy Wade, artist and collaborator
Ruth Catlow, Furtherfield
Sonia E Barrett, artist
|16:00-17:15||Panel 4 Identity Politics in Artificial Intelligence
Chair: Sarah Jones, Head of the Birmingham School of Media at Birmingham City University
Elly Clarke, artist
Sophie Woolley, writer and performer
Zoe Partington, disability art consultant and creative equity trainer for the arts, architectural, heritage and cultural sector
Adam Carver, programme officer/theatre-maker and creative producer
|17:05-17:30||Conclusions and Q&A
Hello Culture is supported by STAGEText who will provide captioning and live subtitling services to make the event accessible to people who are deaf, deafened or hard of hearing.
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