Patchwork Archivists; Existence as Resistance

Art Talks / 08.09.17

Sunday, September 10, 2017 – 13:15 – 14:45 Festival Bargehouse Barge House St London SE1 9QS   Join me & the Patchwork Archivists for screenings from the series, ‘Four Women, Five stories’, followed by a workshop and a discussion.  

Reel Equality Panel, Nottingham Contemporary

Talks / 25.08.17

Earlier this week, I spoke on a panel at The Nottingham Contemporary, alongside Michelle Hubbard, Black Lives Matter with Patcee Francis as chair. Our discussion followed the screening of Hidden Figures, hosted by Equation’s Reel Equality (feminist) Film club.   The focus of this panel was on the (under)representation of black and other ‘minority’ women […]

The State of Photography II : Symposium, 16 Jun

Lightseekers Talks / 16.05.17

I’m pleased to be among the speakers at this symposium, but it delights me more that my work as a socially engaged artist is finally a topic of discussion within professional photographic practice.   Among the questions to be debated in this symposium: – Is it important to come from a community or do you […]

Re. Connecting Struggles, Uni of Leicester. 5th Jun

Lightseekers Talks / 01.05.17

A one-day workshop to connect people who work on different struggles across continents, class, gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, religion, etc. Scholars, artists and activists to take a lead in an interactive conversation that aims to align different struggles while addressing social inequities. Presentations will share knowledge on particular struggles while workshops aim to (re)connect and […]


Talks / 20.03.17

Annual Event: How do we make art. How do we maintain our art practice. Where do we look for help.   The Collection and Usher Gallery, Lincoln Friday 24th March 2017, 10am – 5pm   Aimed at artists, students and academics, as well a non-practising public, this event discusses how, where and why we produce art […]

Four Women, Five Stories: Film Screening and Q&A

Talks / 03.03.17

As part of International Women’s Day, I will be in conversation with Dr Melanie Kennedy from the School of Media, Communication and Sociology.   6.15 – 7.15pm Ken Edwards Lecture, Theatre 2 University of Leicester

Do Arts and Culture Need a Digital Suffragette Movement?

Lightseekers Talks / 20.11.16

Panel Discussion, ‘Taking the Lead: Do Arts and Culture Need a Digital Suffragette Movement?’ at Rough Trade, Nottingham on Wed 23 November 2016, 18:00 – 20:00. The event was chaired by Tobi Oredein, journalist, editor and founder of Black Ballad, with speakers Rachel Anderson, creative producer and founder of Idle Women, Kaylea Mitchem, founder of Fan Club […]

Activism, Art & Social Change

Lightseekers Talks / 13.11.16

Panel Discussion. 5th Nov 2016, 2pm – 4pm Artists Kajal Nisha Patel and Sunil Shah hosted a panel discussion with the collaborators of their commission a ‘rebel scene’. Joined by representatives from Nottingham’s rebel women, Nottingham Women’s Centre and the Sparrows’ Nest, they discussed the issues communities face today, how groups occupy spaces for change […]

Photography Intro. The Loughborough University

Lightseekers Talks / 10.11.16

A one off Photography session at the University of Loughborough. Mon 14 November 2016, 19:30 – 21:30.

💥 ‘Black Feminism & the Politics of WOC in Europe’. Edinburgh, 3rd Sept 💥

Talks / 08.08.16

A one-day symposium. I’ll be sharing some of my latest work & research on the working & domestic lives of British South Asian women. This unique event features presentations from a very diverse selection of scholars, activists and artists. ‘The symposium is a concerted effort to organise outside of feminism’s white gaze. Our goal is not […]

Cultural Fabric Talk. The New Walk Museum; 10th Aug.

Talks / 29.07.16

Cultural Fabric. Wed 10th August 10.30am – 12pm.   I’ll be leading a conversation at The New Walk Museum, drawing on the subject of Syrian Artist, Mohamad Khayata‘s tapestry project ‘Stitching My Syria Back’. The series represents Mohamad’s desire to reunite and ‘stitch’ back together with hopes of one day returning home. Unfortunately, Mohamad will not […]

Royal Photographic Society (video)

Talks / 01.04.16

A lovely opportunity passed onto me by Abbie Trayler-Smith since she was on assignment in Nigeria. The staff and students at Ravensbourne were wonderful.   See more at:

Chinese Studies PhD reading group (ChiSRA)

Talks / 31.03.16

I was invited by Stephanie Lu (PhD Museum Studies, University of Leicester), to share my work with The Chinese Studies PhD reading group (ChiSRA). It was particularly interesting to compare notes on rural to urban migration within India and China.

Dr Maria Rovisco chairs panel on global migration

Talks / 18.02.16

I will share the stage with:   Mirjam Abigail Twigt (Department of Sociology and Media and Communication, University of Leicester) Ambrose Musiyiwa (local activist, poet and photographer) Michaela Smith (activist in LE Solidarity, currently involved in aid work at Dunkirk refugee camp).   Further info:

The Eye Festival, Aberyswyth

Talks / 21.06.14

30th June, 2014.

Portrait Salon Talk: Fuse, Bradford

Talks / 05.02.14

I’m delighted to be speaking alongside founders; James O Jenkins, Carole Evans and Photographer, Rick Pushinsky as part of Portrait Salon’s event at Fuse Arts Space – Bradford.