My Route Panel Discussion
- G15 - Muirhead Lecture Theatre, University of Birmingham
- Lectures Talks and Workshops, Social Sciences
A short event exploring the changing history of Birmingham’s Stratford Road, with content from Sampad's major community heritage project, My Route.
Sampad Arts presents My Route at the University of Birmingham’s Arts & Science Festival.
My Route explored the richly diverse heritage around Stratford Road, one of Birmingham’s busiest and best-known thoroughfares, identifying changes in the population, landscape and culture over the past 60 years influenced by the settlement and migration of new communities along the road. Around 25,000 Birmingham residents connected with the My Route experience, either as exhibition visitors, participants or volunteers, through a series of lively arts, culture and research activities.
This event includes a screening of the My Route documentary, produced by Sampad in partnership with Iconic Productions, followed by an informal panel discussion with internationally-respected Birmingham photographer Vanley Burke, My Route Exhibition Trail Curator Tas Bashir and the My Route project team. The panel will be chaired by Professor Jenny Phillimore FRSA FAcSS, Director of the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS).
You will have a special opportunity to check out My Route's interactive digital map of Stratford Road which uses touch-screen technology that allows users to unlock the history of the area by tapping into collections of photographs, video & sound-bites.
There will also be time to visit My Route’s mini-exhibition in the Atrium at Muirhead Tower and light refreshments will be available.
For further information about My Route, please visit the My Route website.
For further details about the panel discussion and to register your FREE place, please complete our online booking here.