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28th January 2019 Jemma Green

What would you dig up?

At the Inclusivity and Audiences Symposium, we are asking delegates to become co-curators of a one-off installation called Come Dig with Me.

The installation will be made of words, images and items brought by delegates, that represent their organisation’s current position or thinking about the themes of the Symposium.

We want delegates to stretch their imaginations and use their critical thinking skills, so we asked the event speakers and AMA team what they would bring, to give you some ideas:

Karena Johnson | Keynote Speaker


I would bring this image from our latest season, as I think it represents our vision perfectly. (extra spacing needed here)

Cath Hume | CEO | AMA


I would bring a set of keys, to represent the idea that everyone should be able to ‘unlock’ our organisation.

Lucy Jamieson |  Head of Programme | AMA


I would bring a compass (or an image of one if I can’t find an actual compass) to show that we are heading in the right direction.

Raksha Dave |  Symposium Chair


I would bring the word TEAM and also an image of the team I have recently been working on a documentary with in Egypt.

Jo McLeish |  Breakout Speaker


I would bring a photograph that was taken during ‘Walk My Journey’, a project that I produced this year.

‘Walk My Journey’ is a combination of a live street performance and a short documentary, documenting the experiences of refugees from across the world as they journeyed into the UK.  ‘Walk My Journey’ involved 700 primary school children, 25 schools, 4 teenagers, 3 charities and 6 refugees and asylum seekers.

This photograph represents the coming together of us humans, of seeing no barriers… the humans behind the headlines.

Bea Udeh | Programme Producer | AMA


I’d bring a ball of wool as it begs the questions: how long is it? / why is it not string? / where is the end?

Carol Jones | Editor | AMAculturehive


I think I’d bring this simple quote from the LGBT Human Rights Activist, Stuart Milk (nephew of Harvey Milk):

“We are less when we don’t include everyone.”

Boseda Olawoye | Breakout Speaker


I would bring a photo from my ‘What does it mean to be British?’ project, as I’ll be talking about this project during my provocation.


Amy Firth | Head of Marketing — Membership | AMA

I’d bring a pair of 3D glasses to represent seeing the full depth of the challenges we face.

Jemma Green | Senior Marketing Officer — Events | AMA


I’d bring this quote from my icon, actress and UNICEF ambassador, Audrey Hepburn:

“I don’t believe in collective guilt, but I do believe in collective responsibility.”



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Top left — Image courtesy of Karena Johnson, Hoxton Hall Spring 2018 Season Image © Sharron Wallace

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