Creative Engagement at CIVIC SQUARE



Zoom web conferencing


09 May 2020


1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

On The Settee with Navi Kaur

In The Front Room, the settee offers a place of sanctuary; a place where you can take a load off. On ours, you’ll discover conversations that will slot into your day like a catch up with an old friend, or your favourite song – something that makes you feel at home, open, yet vulnerable and connected through the stories we tell ourselves and one another.

Who’s On The Settee Today?

Navi Kaur (b. 1993) is an artist and educator based in Birmingham, UK. Navi often makes work commenting on the migrant experience, specifically around journeys, environment, storytelling and documentary. Inspired by an archive of family photographs found in her grandparents’ home, she produces work in response to the lives they have built here in the UK encompassing their Sikh faith and daily regimes, working predominantly through the processes of digital photography, film and installation.

Navi works closely with her Budimom, Surinder, and Baba Ji, Karamjit (paternal grandparents), to better understand her own heritage and culture through feelings of displacement in organised environments and highlights the importance of celebrating cultural diversity through cross collaboration.

Grandparents & Elders
We would like to champion and tip our hats to the grandparents and elders of our communities, many of whom are now deemed as vulnerable socially but personally may be the leaders and glue to our families.

Join host Danni Ebanks-Ingram and Navi Kaur as they explore Navi’s practice and in particular her relationship with her grandparents.

This session is streamed live from On The Settee, or register to take part in the Q&A via zoom webinar.