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Friday 21 October: 4:00pm - 5:30pm

University Centre, Main Dining Hall, Granta Place Mill Lane, CB2 1RU

An interdisciplinary discussion engaging with the real-world issues explored by the interactive theatre show World Factory. Featuring a panel of Cambridge academic experts, this discussion interlinks questions of ethics, fashion, environmental impacts, working conditions, migration and globalisation.

Short provocations will be given by the following speakers:

- Dr Shana Cohen (Deputy Director of Woolf Institute)
- Professor Joe Smith (Professor of Environment and Society)
- Bhaskar Vira (Director of University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute)
- Brendan Burchill (Director of Cambridge Undergraduate Quantitative Methods Centre)
- Anne Lally (Independent consultant, specializing in ethical global garment manufacturing)

This will then be followed by a Q&A session chaired by World Factory Director/ Designer Zoƫ Svendsen.

A Chinese buffet will be available for for purchase in the Canteen following the event.

World Factory will show at Cambridge Junction from 18-21 October:

A co-presentation between Cambridge Junction, Cambridge Festival of Ideas and Cambridge University, supported with public funding from Arts Council England, the Impact Acceleration Account and the Cambridge Humanities Research Grant. Produced by Artsadmin. The original production of World Factory was created and produced by METIS in co-production with the New Wolsey Theatre, Young Vic and Company of Angels and first performed at the New Wolsey Theatre and Young Vic in 2015.

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01223 511 511

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