Join Turner Prize winning artist Lubina Himid and some beloved speakers and thinkers from Birmingham and beyond as they react to the exhibition, Found Cities, Lost Objects: Women in the City .

In this discussion on the final weekend of this groundbreaking exhibition, we’ve asked writers, campaigners and others to each pick a piece from the show that resonated with them the most, and share their reflections.

How do buildings, streets and neighbourhoods shape our lives? Who were they built for? Can we envision an alternative city, one which is more inclusive and welcoming for everyone?

Expect personal stories of memory and change, joy and hope, power and pain, as the panel reflects on all of these questions and more.

We recommend ticket holders explore the free exhibition beforehand. The event will run from 4pm to 5.15pm in the Waterhall Gallery at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. There will be a chance to talk and meet together afterwards with refreshments provided.

“Cities are places to make history, make money and the ability to predict the future. They are full of memories, lost lives and lost objects.”
— Lubaina Himid CBE.

Speakers joining Lubaina Himid to be announced.

Tickets are £5.00 per person and will be available to purchase in person on the day or in advance by booking online.

This talk is co-produced by Birmingham Museums and WOW - Women of the World. Run by charity The WOW Foundation, WOW creates festivals and events around the world to celebrate women, girls and non-binary people, and tackle issues surrounding the fight for gender equality.


A digital companion event, Online event: Lubaina Himid on Found, Cities, Lost Objects will take place on 25 August.

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