Free talks and events at No. 70 Oxford Street
Following Saturday evening’s premiere, Number 70 Oxford Street has been transformed into an interactive space for the Human Sensor Project. Formerly known as the Cornerhouse, this outstanding building is used as a hub for performing arts, culture and media within Manchester. Its cultural background makes it the perfect space for our project and highlights the importance of art within the European City of Science Manchester.
As the festival continues, workshops and educational talks will be held at Number 70. Academics and leading researchers of air pollution will offer their expertise to raise awareness of this contemporary threat to public health.Highlights of the last two days include the ‘Manchester, Public Health and Air Pollution’ talk where Emily Grossman, Dr Ian Mudway, Matthew O’Neill and Alice Sharp discussed the impacts of pollution with regards to the respiratory system as well as individual or political action that can be taken to combat the issue. This talk was open to the public meaning that individuals were able to pose questions directly to experts in the field leading to in-depth discussions of the topic in hand.
This dynamic space also acts as a starting point for the Human Sensor Project where members of the public can begin their journey alongside performers as they head out into the streets of Manchester, illuminated by the wearable tech designed by Kasia Molga. A video produced from Saturday’s launch event is available to watch upstairs in Number 70 alongside information regarding the technology behind Kasia’s designs (in collaboration with Professor Frank Kelly of King’s College London).
No. 70 is open to the public for the duration of the festival and the Invisible Dust team will be on hand to offer information about scheduled workshops, talks and performances. We encourage anyone with an interest in pollution to come along and be a part of the public awareness campaign.
For more information about the exciting events held at No. 70, please visit humansensor.eu. All events in this space are free.