11:00-12:00 Brunch with Hello Culture x Cold War Steve hosted by Helga Henry
JoinCold War Steve for this keynote exploring art, protest and Cilla Black and how he created work online during lockdown
13:00-14:00 Lunch with Hello Culture Panel Are you Experienced: Digital and Protest. Chair Javaad Alipoor Director The Javaad Alipoor Company, exploring how digital platforms enabled protest and activism in art during lockdown.
Black Lives Matter, decolonisation, statues – lockdown saw the biggest demonstrations and activism that finally challenged the systemic and institutional cultural frameworks that had been barriers to marginalised and minoritised people for decades. This breaking of the veil was achieved through physical protests as well as online demonstrations such as black squares on Instagram and anti-racists sloganeering.
But beyond the squares on Instagram, cultural activism burns bright online – what happens next as the world continues to burn?
Stella Kanu Executive Director at LIFT (London International Festival of Theatre)
Amahra Spence, Co-founder, Creative Director MAIA
Michael Jenkins Blak Wave