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October 2020

Heart n Soul at The Hub is a research project led by people with and without learning disabilities and autistic people, exploring the value of difference and challenging what is ‘normal’.

Presented by Headway East London, brain injury survivors talk about the unexpected opportunities and futures a more digital-based society offers them. How can we ensure that the new ‘normal’ works for the neurodiverse? And what emerging practices and arrangements might hold the key to a more accessible future?

Lunar Salute Dance Company visualises the earth’s future from the perspective of the lunar astronauts who first saw the beauty of our planet. Climate change, soil, sun and sea depict our situation.

An online immersive experience about quantum physics and psychology, followed by a discussion with its creator, Simon Watt, physicist Harry Cliff and psychologist Julia Shaw.

Pianist Anna Szalucka and cellist Margarita Balanas connect captivating classical music with live painiting, discovering the borders between imagination and presence in The Colours of Music.

Dr Lorenzo Lotti from the UCL Energy Institute investigates the evidence and main findings of recent behavioural economics.

The Centre of Innovation Management Research at Birkbeck reflects on the experience of Covid-19 in its different phases, from lockdown to a new start, looking at how innovation processes, modes and practices have evolved.

As we increasingly come to inhabit cities, researchers from Birkbeck, Kings College and UCL set out some ideas for what our urban futures may look and feel like, featuring case studies from around the world.

To understand the role of AI better, UCL’s Centre for Artificial Intelligence explore why and how AI can be useful to make and measure progress towards sustainable development.

In this talk, Dr Kezia Barker from Birkbeck, University of London, explores the practice of ‘Preppers’, asking whether we have been offered a glimpse of an apocalypse to come.

A panel discussion from UCL Climate Action Society about the disproportionate vulnerabilities and health burdens of climate change.

A new play by writer Bren Gosling about three Londoners entering their seventh decade. Serious drama with comedy elements.

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