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#FirstThursdays Late Opening: imagining new climate narratives through speculative fiction with Angela YT Chan

Thursday 3rd November 2022 , 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Using speculative fiction and sci-fi as a springboard, join Angela YT Chan in this workshop about how we can use fiction as a vehicle to imagine, agitate, and move towards new climate and ecological narratives that speak to our own experiences. 
Angela YT Chan – Rain Paradox, illustration (2021)

In the session, Angela will be guiding us through a range of activities that explore worldbuilding and the various ways to visualise fiction, including and extending beyond just words. The three main strategies of fiction-ing that will be covered are doodles, diagrams, and text. 

Angela encourages participants to keep in mind the key themes of climate change, justice, people, planet, and ecology. But, please do come to the session with any other related ideas or topics that you find interesting! 

All materials will be provided. No writing experience is required for this session – everyone is welcome! 

£10 £7 concessions

(Concession rate applies to students, over 65s, under 18s, Bow Arts artists, National Art Pass members, and key workers)

181 Bow Road
London, London E3 2SJ United Kingdom
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More about Angela YT Chan 

Angela YT Chan is an independent researcher, curator and artist specialising in climate change. Her work explores power in relation to the inequity throughout the history of the climate crisis, through self-archiving, rethinking geographies and speculative fiction. Her recent research-art commissions focus on water scarcity, conflict and everyday experiences through climate framings and communications. Since 2014, Angela has produced curatorial projects and workshops as Worm: art + ecology, collaborating with artists, activists and youth groups. She co-directs the London Science Fiction Research Community and is trained as a data engineer. Angela is also a research consultant, having worked in international climate and cultural policy and on climate and sustainability projects for major cultural institutions.   

Web: angelaytchan.com  

IG: @a.y.t.c  

Twitter: @angelaytchan 

Access information 

The Nunnery Café has step-free access throughout from street level, including to the accessible toilet, and is service animal friendly. This venue does not have a hearing loop system. 

Accessible parking is not available on-site but blue badge parking can be found 500m away on Fairfield Road. 

If you have any questions regarding accessibility at this venue or event, would like to make us aware of any access requirements that you have in advance of visiting, or would like this information in an alternate format including Easy Read, please email nunnery@bowarts.com or call 020 8980 7774 (Ext. 3) 

Transport Information  
Address: Nunnery Café, 181 Bow Road, London, E3 2SJ 
Nearest station(s): Bow Road (District and Hammersmith and City lines) is a 6-minute walk away, and Bow Church (DLR) is a 3-minute walk away. 
Bus: 205, 25, 425, A8, D8, 108, 276, 488 and 8 all service the surrounding area. 
Bike: Bicycle parking is located at Bow Church Station. The nearest Santander Cycles docking station is at Bow Church Station.