June 28, 2023
A night of curated talks and performances showcasing the next generation of British-Somali creatives.
Kayd x Oxford House Creative Café: Creativity, Technology and AI
Dates June 28, 2023 - June 28, 2023
Times 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Price £5.00 + booking fee
Location Oxford House
A night of performances and discussion programmed in partnership with Kayd Somali Arts & Culture. Join us for an engaging panel discussion on “Creativity, Technology & AI” where we will explore the exciting intersection between creativity and artificial intelligence. This thought-provoking event brings together industry experts, innovators, and thought leaders who will delve into the evolving landscape of AI and how we see this being used in elements of the creativity industry.
Meddy Abdi, founder of Ornamynt Technologies and diffused.agency, is an innovative entrepreneur with a passion for creative technology and community impact. His thought leadership, systems architecture, and trend forecasting abilities are exceptional, and he always takes a proactive approach to his endeavours. Meddy’s take-action attitude has enabled him to achieve great success, making him an inspiring figure in the design and tech industry.
Harun Osman, a cyber security consultant by day, working for one of the biggest banking organisations in the world. By night, his passion lies in creating Exam Practice, an AI Exam Prep Solution, and delving into the realms of AI development and AI Security Risk Management.
Abira Hussein is a PhD student at UCL, specializing in Somali heritage, digital archives, Open Culture, and GLAM. As a curator and independent researcher, she has collaborated with prestigious institutions like the Barbican, Magnum Photos, British Museum, and The National Archives. Abira has organized exhibitions and workshops that engage with the Somali community and contribute to research in the heritage sector. Notable projects include the VR experience ‘Coming Home’ in partnership with the British Museum, and the NOMAD project developed with Mnemoscene, which explores the immersive use of mixed reality and web-based technology to contextualize archival Somali objects.
Ali, also known as Nomadic Libaax, is the founder of Poetically-Perplexed.com, a platform for creative expression and showcasing diverse artists. Based in London, Ali is a Rhythmic Assisted Poet who uses poetry to reimagine alignment and explore introspective questions. His works serve as a poetic running dialogue, inviting readers to broaden their perspectives. Explore Ali’s portfolio at https://n-l.typedream.app.
Safiya, the Milton Keynes based Somali poet, delves into profound themes of identity, mental health, self-worth, and narratives encompassing struggle and hope through her poetry. With a passion for giving voice to untold stories, particularly those of parents and elders, Safiya uses her poetic talent as a means to bridge the gap between generations raised in diverse societies with contrasting perspectives and expectations. Her ultimate aspiration is to foster unity and healing among humanity, counteracting the division and pain caused by the chaos of life.