Looking back on our most recent Free Exchange talks, we present the Free Exchange 2017 Compilation of edited highlights. Part of our popular and long running series of free to attend talks in the community, led by artists in conversation with non-arts experts, the 2017 programme covered Astrophysics, The Brain, Football, and Memory.
Art + Satellites was a 2013 Free Exchange discussion, led by artist Nikki Pugh and Garmin‘s Laura Tomei, discussing the creative uses and implementations of locative technology, exploring how we can use GPS for demonstrating more than just our position or drawing a line where we have been.
Catch up on our Art + Wellbeing Free Exchange discussion, with artist Filippos Tsitsopoulos and London Arts in Health Forum Director, Damian Hebron, discussing the growing interest in how the arts can improve the wellbeing of individuals and communities, and how and why artists use their own mental health as a conduit in their practice.
Art, Culture + Democracy was a 2017 Free Exchange discussion that took place in Thrapston, shortly after the 45th US presidential inauguration. This week’s Fermynwoods Friday post sees an American citizen and audience member reflect on the event and on the fragility of democracy.
Catch up on our Art, Engineering + The Environment Free Exchange discussion, with artist Tim Simmons and Simon Dowson, Managing Director of Delta Motorsport, exploring how engineering is affecting our environment, the inherent dilemmas in engineering innovation, and the challenges that creates for our climate.
Art and Drama (2016) was our Free Exchange discussion focusing on the overlap between public life, theatre and fine art; with Sally Cook, a course leader in the BA Acting course at University of Northampton; and Marcia Farquar, a sculptor and performance artist.
Catch up on our Art + Energy Free Exchange discussion, with artist Ellie Harrison and engineer Paul Drury, discussing art, energy and sustainability.
Art, Brain and Behaviour (2017) was one of our most popular Free Exchange on Tour events. Our Education Coordinator Emma Davies recounts her memories of the discussion and how she personally identified with a large part of it.
A beautifully illustrated book by Gina Glover, Geof Rayner and Jessica Rayner, interpreting the planet’s current state of metabolic distress.
A free walk and talk event exploring how rural environments can effect emotions and how walking can be seen as way to creatively explore different places.