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In conjunction with celebrations for International Women's Day, we would like to invite you to a special event celebrating Women in the City.
Wednesday 8 March 2017, 10.30am-16:30, RB 412, Rose Bowl, City Campus
Following the event, there will be a reception from 16:30-18:00 in Portland entrance
Tickets can be booked here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/women-in-the-city-tickets-31969863723
This event is hosted by the Women and the Built Environment Research Cluster in the School of Built Environment and Engineering, and supported by the University's Gender Forum and the Equality & Diversity Team.
The event brings together talks, films, performances and exhibitions from a range of women: creative practitioners, built environment practitioners, academics and students, who share an interest in women and the city.
The day will celebrate the contribution of women as makers of the built environment, and cast a spotlight on women as inhabitants of urban spaces. It is about giving voice to the creativity and lived experiences of women in the city.
- Catherine Bertola, Artist who creates installations in response to particular sites, collections and historic contexts
- Catherine Croft, Director of the Twentieth Century Society and Architectural Journalist
- Claire Harbottle, Photographer, Artist and Independent Midwife
- The Feminist Archive North, host to early feminist collections
- Vanessa Kisuule, Poet and winner of Poetry Slam 2014
Attendance is free and all are welcome, so please pass on to colleagues, students, friends and family.
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