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Futurecade exhibit
Temporary Category for 2022

The Event Central exhibition showcases fantastic collaborations between artists and University of Sheffield researchers to bring research to life through artworks, installations, interactive exhibits and workshops exploring perspectives on health inequalities, how to improve indoor air quality, AI techniques in the pharmaceutical industry

Event Central, 20-26 Fargate

Opening times:
Monday–Saturday: 10am–5pm
Sunday: 11am–4pm
Late night opening on Wednesday 21 Sept: 10am-8pm

Closed on Monday 19 September for the Bank Holiday

Bushes and plants in a flower bed
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A Breath of Fresh Air

An installation by Dr Ross Cameron and Jo Peel exploring ‘sick building syndrome’ and how plants can improve indoor air quality
abstract image of coloured paint
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An Artistic Journey to Describing Dementia

An interactive art installation by Kate Sully and Dr Simon Bell exploring patient, carers and families experiences of dementia
Collage of photographs of women from the 80s with the text 'Battledress' in pink neon below
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An immersive gallery piece exploring working class women’s fashion, created by writer Rachel Genn, Debbie Ballin and Human, in collaboration with Professor David Forrest
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Innovative Technologies to Improve Treatment of Oral Disease

An animated film by Diva Creative, based on research into advanced dental technologies from the University of Sheffield’s School of Dentistry
Red, yellow, purple and green perspex hexagons
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Can you Hear Me?

An art installation inspired by research into young people’s perspectives on health inequalities
An MRI scan of a brain
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How Can You Avoid Dementia?

An interactive exhibit by Dr Iain Croall, Andrew Stratton and Ruby Fox looking at how dementia changes the brain and how we can to prevent it
Multiple black and white photos of women+ musicians overlaid on one another
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Object|ified: Exploring Under-represented Voices in Sheffield’s Music Scene

A film installation by Kitty Turner and Dr Alexandra Woodall exploring women’s experiences of making music in Sheffield
Poet Otis Mensah sits, bathed in orange light, combing his hair
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Patterns in Practice

A film exploring AI techniques by ENON Films, Dr Itzelle Medina-Perea and Dr Jo Bates, featuring a storytelling performance by Otis Mensah
An underwater perspex model demonstrating building ventilation with dyes
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What We Breathe Inside

An art exhibit by Siân Williams, based on research by Dr Abigail Hathway into indoor air quality and building ventilation
An old TV sits on a table next to a photo of a child and a robot toy
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Broadcasting, Memories & Making

An exhibit and workshop by Dr Yinka Olusoga and The National Science and Media Museum celebrating 100 years of BBC Broadcasting
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WorldBuilders: Videogames & Creative Crafting

An installation of cardboard creations from workshops led by Dr Alison Buxton, Dr Becky Parry, the National Videogame Museum and Maker{Futures} exploring world building
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For Every Bird a Nest

An art installation by Dr Nicola Hemmings, Judith Tucker and Harriet Tarlo exploring the secret lives of birds