Bristol Transformed are very pleased to have the wonderful Owen Hatherley back in Bristol for a chat and Q+A to launch his new book, Artificial Islands: Adventures in the Dominions. Great Britain has just left one Union. But might the island’s future lie in another Union altogether, with its former colonial “kith and kin” in a trans-oceanic super-state with Canada, Australia and New Zealand? Welcome to the strange world of the “CANZUK Union”, the name for a quixotic but apparently serious plan to reunify the white-majority “Dominions” of the British Empire under the flag of low taxes, strong borders and climate change denialism.
A day of unconventional learning to inspire and empower young people, encourage conversations and provide some food for thought as to what the British Empire really means. Teaching an honest decolonised version of British history through discussion, music, theatre, art, poetry and video.