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THINKING FUTURES

6 March – 29 May 2020

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THINKING FUTURES 6 March 2020 – 29 May 2020. A wallhanging created by young people in Birmingham exploring the urban environment and imagining the future of the city. Commissioned by HS2, curated and produced by Grand Union in collaboration with Sofia Niazi and supported by The Feast. 

Thinking Futures is a project which invited young people to consider past, present and future connections between communities and city infrastructures. This engagement programme aimed to develop the artistic potential of GCSE art students from Broadway Academy and Nishkam High School. Through developing new ways of experiencing the historic and contemporary architecture within Digbeth, the students’ work reflects upon their own histories and re-imagine new post-industrial futures. The project culminated in the creation of a wallhanging which features the young people’s artistic exploration of the people, places and flora within the urban environment.

Commissioned by HS2, curated and produced by Grand Union in collaboration with Sofia Niazi, and supported by The Feast.

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