The Happiness in Cities

Background

According to the United Nations, 68% of the world population will live in urban areas by 2050. Yet, modern cities still fail to maximize people's potential. Using an example of the city of Birmingham, the Happiness in Cities project aims to understand how different communities across Birmingham contribute to the city's development and how this diversity can help us build happier cities.

Events

This project features an art exhibition as well as a week-long festival hosted at the University of Birmingham. Come and join us at the festival from October 22, 2019 to October 26, 2019 at the Edgbaston Park Hotel and Conference Centre in Birmingham. Please see the detailed programme and registration below. The Urban Festival will feature 5 days’ of events with emphasis on different aspects of urban wellbeing and inclusivity. 

Exhibition

The Art of Happiness in Cities Exhibition is a custom exhibition produced by Alexander Kharlamov using film photography and silver gelatin printing. The exhibition features many different communities from all parts of Birmingham to showcase diversity, inclusivity and multi-cultural vibrance of the City of Birmingham.

 

Purchase from the exhibition (with 100% of the proceeds goins going to a unique Birmingham-based charity)

All pieces exhibited are available for purchase. Please submit a blind-bid indicating the reference of the piece and the amount to volunteer@bhamphabcamps.org.uk At the end of the exhibition you will be contacted with information if your bid was successful and instructions on how to submit the donation and to pick up the piece you won. Courier services will have to be arranged separately. 100% of your bid will go to Birmingham PHAB Camps.

All events are free but we are collecting donations - 100% of the donations will go to Birmingham PHAB Camps

About Birmingham PHAB Camps

Birmingham PHAB Camps is a Birmingham-based charity that runs holiday programmes with the special purpose of integrating children of all abilities, backgrounds, faiths and ethnicity from Birmingham.

Other ways of supporting this project

Support the project by visiting the exhibition between October 22nd – 26th 2019 at the University of Birmingham Edgbaston Park Hotel and Conference Centre and spreading the word via social media using hashtag #UrbanHappinessBrum19

When

From Tuesday 22nd (10:00) to Friday 25th October 2019 (15:00)

Where

Edgbaston Park Hotel 53 Edgbaston Park Road Birmingham

B15 2RS

Programme

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Day 1: The future of our city: where next for leadership inclusivity? 

Time: Tuesday 22 October, 10:00 - 15:05

Venue: Hornton Grange: 53 Birmingham B15 2RS

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Day 2: Building the Technology Ecosystem to Innovate Financial and Professional Services in the West Midlands 

Time: Wednesday 23 October, 17:30 - 19:00

Venue: Hornton Grange: 53 Birmingham B15 2RS

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Day 3: Urban Analytics Workshop 

Time: Thursday 24 October, 10:00 - 16:00

Venue: Hornton Grange: 53 Birmingham B15 2RS

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Day 4: Sustainable Future in the City: Student Competition

Time: Friday 25 October, 11:00 - 15:00

Venue: Hornton Grange: 53 Birmingham B15 2RS

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