International Museums Day 2020: Diversity and Inclusion

International Museums Day is on 18 May 2020 and in celebration of the theme equality and diversity, I curated an online exhibition on the topic – Diversity, Inclusion and Innovation – for ArtUK’s new Curations platform. A selection of works from the exhibition below. ICOM UK is hosting a series of activities in partnership with British Council which can be found here. As a black … Continue reading International Museums Day 2020: Diversity and Inclusion

Art (I)rrelevance Symposium: Academics, Collectors, Funders and Artists Talk Data, AI and Arts

The inaugural ‘AI and art futures symposium’ (12 September 2019) explored the interplay of art market futures, art and data, and the role of the tangible and intangible artefact. Organised by UCL (Jo Townshend, UCL Enterprise and Innovation) and hosted by Barbican, the symposium considered the following topics: How the democratisation of art is shaping art markets: What are the current themes emerging from the art markets … Continue reading Art (I)rrelevance Symposium: Academics, Collectors, Funders and Artists Talk Data, AI and Arts

The Messy Edge at Brighton Digital Festival

I was invited to give closing remarks at The Messy Edge which was part of the Brighton Digital Festival in October.  The Messy Edge highlights the perspectives and voices of those who are marginalised in the digital revolution. Bill Thompson, who leads R&D at the BBC, framed the day by highlighting the messy edges, not only between our online and offline lives, but the very boundaries … Continue reading The Messy Edge at Brighton Digital Festival

Alternate Realities Summit 2019: Incomputable Sensibilities

I was delighted to chair a session at Sheffield Doc Fest’s Alternative Realities Summit with three talented female filmmakers who are using 360 Video to make work the articulates the experience of people from different backgrounds. In Converging Sensibilities: Considering Creative Practice, I spoke to Sadah Espii Proctor, Maria Belen Poncio, Nyasha Kadandara. Proctor is the director of Girl Icon. This 360 video shows you Rani’s journey to … Continue reading Alternate Realities Summit 2019: Incomputable Sensibilities

2019 Knowledge Quarter Conference: The Future of Knowledge

It was a pleasure to be asked to part of the plenary session The Future of Knowledge Sharing. Start from the premise that over the next decade we are likely to experience vast changes in how individuals and organisations engage with knowledge, I was joined by F1000’s Publishing Director Michael Markie, Maria Nelson, Head of Innovation at Digital Catapult, UK’s leading advanced digital technology innovation … Continue reading 2019 Knowledge Quarter Conference: The Future of Knowledge

Artlab18: 24th-25th May 2018

ArtLab is the inspiring and powerful, cross sectorial, independent Italian platform, dedicated to innovating practices and policies in and through arts and culture, by the structured dialogue among the key stakeholders of the cultural and creative ecosystem, in an international perspective. I was pleased to participate in the Arts+ Innovation Summit workshop on cultural heritage and innovation as well as the panel discussions entitled ‘Think … Continue reading Artlab18: 24th-25th May 2018