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Movement and Diasporas, Future Possibilities Lab


Please come and join us for Future Possibilities Lab events with participating artists; Shaheen Ahmed, Divya Kasturi and Barbara Walker.

Future Possibilities Lab seeks to explore connections between arts and science to develop new meanings. Artists take part in research with academics to experiment with their practice, making connections with culture, difference, language and its relevance to Black Asian and Minority Ethnic experiences. The initiative employs new media, test labs, discussion and workshops.

Test Lab 2017-18 was developed at Lapworth Museum of Geology at the University of Birmingham. Artists experiment with scientific research relating to geological maps, extinct fossils and chemicals from volcanic rocks to map personal journeys, explore movement and South Asian dance, and to make connections with the African Caribbean contribution to World Wars I & II.

Barbara Walker & Sebastian Watt - Artist Talk - Wednesday 28th February 2018, 3.30 - 4.30pm.

Walker has explored connections with chemical data linked to volcanic rocks. Join artist and academic as they discuss connections to both artist and academic field of enquiry and thoughts on further practice. Please RSVP via:

Arts & Science Festival. Free Event, refreshments provided. 15 March 2018, 6.00 – 7.30pm Lapworth Museum of Geology, University Of Birmingham.

This final seminar at Lapworth Museum of Geology will offer opportunities for communities to come together with artists and academics for a discussion and facilitation around plate tectonics (movement of a place) using the location of the Lapworth Museum of Geology in Birmingham and its relation to community and digital Diasporas. Performance by Divya Kasturi on movement and dance in relation to extinct fossil vertebrate.

Contact Future Possibilities Lab, Curator, José Forrest-Tennant for further details: or book your place via:

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