Visitors and audiences are welcome to attend FPL artist and academic talks and sharing’s of work-in-progress, exploration and examination of practice.

All events in 2017 take place at Lapworth Museum of Geology, University Of Birmingham, Aston Webb Building, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT.

See the contacts page for directions to the University Of Birmingham and Lapworth Museum of Geology.

Digital Mapping workshop – Shaheen Ahmed

10.00 – 2pm. 7th and 14th November 2017.
Workshops are free.

Calling Muslim women. Take part in workshops with visual artist Shaheen Ahmed at Lapworth Museum of Geology to draw out archival maps and ephemera, to respond to and make connections and new meanings relevant to your individual identity. Workshops will include geological mapping, discussion, photography and mark-making. Contact FPL Curator José Forrest-Tennant if you’d like to take part.

Please visit our Instagram page here to see the final digital display.

Public Events

Shaheen Ahmed and Dr Carl Stevenson

Ahmed and academic Carl Stevenson will discuss connections with the artists practice around journeys, identity and movement of people through an exploration of the academics work into Wren’s Nest in Dudley and his visual data.

23 November 2017 @ 3pm

Divya Kasturi and Dr Stephan Lautenschlager

Join us in the Museum hall as Dancer and Choreographer Divya Kasturi presents ideas and connections with movement, posture, sound and dance linked to academic Stephan Lautenschlager’s work. The academic will be on-hand to expand upon artist enquiry through a presentation of his research on extinct fossil vertebrates.

19 January 2018 @ 3pm

Barbara Walker and Dr Sebastian Watt

Artist & Academic Talk – Walker has been exploring connections with chemical data linked to volcanic rocks. Join artist and academic as they discuss connections to both artist and academic field of enquiry and thoughts on further practice.

Wednesday 28th February 2018 @ 3.30pm
Please RSVP via:

Future Possibilities Lab. Final Seminar. Arts & Science Festival

This final seminar at Lapworth Museum of Geology will offer opportunities for communities to come together with artists and academics for a discussion and facilitation around plate tectonics (movement of a place) using the location of the Lapworth Museum of Geology in Birmingham and its relation to community and digital Diasporas.

We want your input!  What does ‘Diaspora’ mean to you?

Please send your images, text; word(s), a sentence or statement about what diaspora means to you.

We will use this as part of our community engagement with BOM+, (BOM’s young people’s programme) and inspiration for discussion as part of this event.

Please email your contribution to:

15 March 2018 @ 6.00 – 7.30pm Lapworth Museum of Geology, University Of Birmingham.
Contact Future Possibilities Lab Curator, José Forrest-Tennant for further details or to RSVP: