Salon: Include

Date:Thu 31 Jan
Time:6.30 - 8.30pm

Salon is a new project produced by Cambridge Junction. The concept is to hold space for the exchange and sharing of new ideas between people working in the arts, games, digital media and technology, research and academia. Our hope is to help foster cross-sector and interdisciplinary collaboration. At each event there will be a series of short presentations, discussion and sharing using a form of Open Space technology, and a chance to network with a bunch of interesting and interested people.

During this third Salon event, focusing on inclusion and diversity, we will hear from;


Giulia Barsuola
Giulia is a PhD student at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge and affiliated with Darwin College. They are working on the cognitive and brain mechanisms of motivated forgetting, exploring how these relate to mental health. They have a BA in Philosophy, a MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience, and a background in classics. Originally from Italy, they have been studying and doing research in three continents, six countries. They are a mental health advocate and a LGBT+ activist. When they are not in the lab or doing activism, they are writing poems and short stories, reading William Blake and Anne Carson, and developing pictures in the darkroom.  They are a queer, bisexual/pansexual, non-binary person whose pronouns are they/them.

Kirsty Hoyle
Kirsty Hoyle has over fifteen years’ experience working in arts and disability and has been at the forefront of theatre becoming more accessible for people with learning disabilities.  She has worked as Access Manager for the Unicorn Theatre, the Society of London Theatre and Theatrical Management Association (now UK Theatre), advising on access and inclusion for the UK theatre industry.  As founder and director of Include Arts she works as a consultant and trainer for organisations including: Royal Shakespeare Company, Creu Cymru, National Theatre, Ambassador Theatre Group and Cinema Picturehouse.  Kirsty has recently moved to work more in the heritage sector and is currently managing Aldershot Military Museum with a keen focus on access for non-engagers.

Harold Offeh
Harold Offeh is an artist working in a range of media including performance, video, photography, learning and social arts practice in a career spanning 20 years. Offeh, often employs humour as a means to confront the viewer with historical narratives and contemporary culture and is interested in the space created by the inhabiting or embodying of history. He has exhibited widely in the UK and internationally including Tate Britain and Modern, Studio Museum Harlem, South London Gallery, MAC VAL, Kulturhusset Stockholm and Kunsthal Charlottenborg.

In 2018, his projects included performances at Publics, a contemporary art space in Helsinki, Finland. Actions: The Image of The World Can Be Different, Kettles Yard, Cambridge, UK. The Real Thing: Towards a Live Authentic Archive as part of Material Experiments at The Tetley in Leeds, UK. Offeh produced a 12-hour live event and film called Down at the Twilight Zone, marking queer experiences of nightlife in Toronto, Canada.

In 2019, he will be artist in residence at the Contemporary Art Centre, Art Tower Mito, Japan and have a solo exhibition at Turf gallery in London. He studied Critical Fine Art Practice at The University of Brighton and MA Fine Art Photography at the Royal College of Art. He lives in Cambridge and works in London and Leeds, UK where he is currently a Reader in Fine Art at Leeds Beckett University and visiting tutor at the Royal College of Art, London.

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Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

Box office and bar open 1 hour before event start time.

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Salon: Innovate

Thu 21 Mar

The fourth Salon event at Cambridge Junction.