COPtimism: Lightning Talks

Join us for a morning filled with flashes of inspiration and insight into culture and environmental change.

As part of Utopia 2016: A Year of Imagination and Possibility, Julie's Bicycle is partnering with King's College London and Somerset House to bring you to a morning filled with flashes of inspiration and insight into culture and environmental change.

Following the celebratory spirit of last December's historical COP21 Paris climate agreement we're left with the question of how we, as global citizens, cultural leaders and artists, can translate this commitment into action. 

Event Details

  • Date 4th May 2016
    10:00am — 12:00pm
  • Location Strand
    London
    WC2R 2LS
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Our speakers will share their "coptimism" for how culture is and can continue to be at the heart of a movement of change. They'll reveal institutions in transition, new artworks and art forms, the maker movement, and collaboration within, between and beyond the creative sector. 

Speakers include:

Lucy Wood Programme Director, Cape Farewell 
Andy Franzkowiak Creative Director, Shrinking Space
Brendan Carr Community Engagement Curator, Reading Museum
Daniel Harrison Taking Part Assistant, Young Vic Theatre
Emma Rees Director, London Theatre Consortium
Ursula Davies Managing Director, Makerversity 
Jessica Rapson Lecturer in Cultural and Creative Industries, King’s College London

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A series of quick-fire talks will be followed by ample time for discussion and an opportunity to get involved with this exciting global movement. 

Image courtesy: Cape Farewell 2016

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