2.30PM - 3.45PM BST
Digital Storytelling Lab – New Immersive Work from Nairobi and Coventry - Youth Unemployment, Big Decisions and Creative Work
How do you work together across 6,000 miles? For the last 8-month teams of young creatives from Coventry and Nairobi have been collaborating to create new work that explores life in their cities for young people today.
Audio piece ‘Now that I Know Things’ is a creative dialogue between two young women in Coventry and Nairobi exploring life decisions post-university.
‘Our Daily Bread’ is an interactive video piece around the challenges of youth unemployment in both cities.
Meet the creatives behind these projects, find out about how to create across borders and hear from changemakers and decision makers working in the fields of youth unemployment and skills about the future of work in the creative industries and beyond.
With young artists from Coventry and Nairobi, Joseph Amoah (BBC R&D), Mutana Wanjira (Nairobi Creative) and Matilda Agace (Common Vision).
3.45PM - 4.30PM BST
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Meet someone new, find out more about the British Council and explore new creative work.
4.30PM - 5.30PM BST
Space and the City
How does the physical environment impact our relationship with our cities? Who makes decisions about the streets we walk down and the places we do and don’t have access to? How might public spaces better represent the communities that inhabit them and spur creativity or even better health?
Through this discussion we hear from artists, entrepreneurs and architects who have pushed the boundaries of cities’ design and role – asking questions about exactly what type of city we want for our collective futures.
This discussion includes contributions from the Youthful Cities Coventry x Bogota artists who have created new murals across both cities that engage with questions of social change and Youth Identity.
With Young Colombian Street Art Talent, Vertigo Graffiti (Bogota Colombia), Amin El Didi (Architect - Egypt), Bryony Simcox (Producer & Creator).
5.30PM - 6.15PM BST
Networking Break & Reception
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6.15PM - 6.45PM BST
Youthful Cities Cov x Detroit – New Music from across the Atlantic
Through the last year, 10 young musicians from Coventry and Detroit have been collaborating on an album, sharing musical influences and experiences of life in both cities. This is a chance to see these musicians perform new work for the first time.
6.45PM - 7.15PM BST