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Posted on Nov 1, 2022 in Uncategorized | No Comments

A Conversation About Building and Sustaining Art Spaces

An opportunity to find out about the work of Untethered Magic in Nairobi, Kenya and a discussion about autonomy and self sustainability

When and where

Date and time

Sat, 12 November 2022, 18:00 – 21:00 GMT


The Edge 79-81 Cheapside Birmingham B12 0QH

About this event

An extra special event with our international guests

Saturday 12th November 6pm at the Edge- fee entry

We’d like to invite you to a special event, celebrating the work of our international partners, Untethered Magic, and to participate in a discussion around place-based art projects with a local and international reach. On the panel will be:

Syowia Kyambi. the main concept and curatorial creator of Untethered Magic. She builds networks and facilitates exchange in support of research and process-based practices. Syowia is particularity interested in knowledge building through the merger of different disciplines. Often bringing together different age groups, areas of study as well as merging artists with creatives in the field of humanities and sciences.

Dennis Kiberu is the project & administrative manager of Untethered Magic. He is a radio presenter, PR practitioner, music producer, disc jockey and photographer originating from and based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Kibe Wangunyu runs oversight as well as being a concept creator and a jack-of-all-trades for the space’s needs. He is a cinematographer and photographer originating from and based in Nairobi, Kenya. He is also the resident chef.

Sandra Hall and Lee Griffiths will be talking about the way Friction have a place-based practice, creating safe spaces for artmaking for a range of groups with protected characteristics, and how this ties in with their work out in the community and internationally.

We want this to be a space for discussion, rather than presentation, so we’re keen for people who are interested or experienced in this way of working to come along and participate.

As it’s the Edge, there’ll be snackage available and, as ever, we encourage you to bring along some food to share.