Turner Prize winning artist and activist Lubaina Himid joins WOW - Women of the World Founder Jude Kelly for an evening of conversation and reflection on the exhibition “Found Cities, Lost Objects: Women in the City ”.

Curated by Lubaina, the exhibition explores modern city life from a female perspective, and addresses themes ranging from safety, to ideas of belonging and power - who are cities for, and why?

In this online event, Lubaina and Jude will explore how Lubaina created the exhibition, why the subject matter is important for art to address, and discuss the often sidelined stories of our cities and the shared experience of women. Lubaina will also share some specially curated pieces from the exhibition and explain what they mean to her, with time for audience questions.

If you haven’t seen the exhibition, or don’t know much about art - don’t worry. There's no need to have any prior knowledge, just an interest in how we could build cities and create worlds more welcoming to all.

In Found Cities, Lost Objects, Himid brings together a group of works that address these themes, questioning our understanding of the urban environment and encouraging a rediscovery and reclaiming of our cities.

“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.

Tickets are £5 per person (£3 concessions) and are available to book online only.

Event information:

  • The event will be Live Captioned.
  • Bookers will have access to watch the event live or on catch up for the following 14 days, so if you can’t join live you will have the chance to watch at a time of your choosing.

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 companion event, Lubaina Himid in Conversation: Found, Cities, Lost Objects will take place at the gallery in person on 3 September.

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