Imagine Bamboo Summit

Birmingham 2022 Festival presents a project by Imagineer Productions:

The Imagine Bamboo Summit was a weekend of playful experimentation, as together we explored what extraordinary structures, stories and circus performance we could build, make and imagine with UK-grown bamboo – widely held to be one of the most sustainable materials on the planet. 

Over the four days at the Imagine Bamboo Summit, we had bamboo talk, building, play and engineering in Birmingham’s beautiful Sunset Park. We created extraordinary structures from bamboo, experimented with bamboo circus performance and heard from some of the world’s leading practitioners in bamboo engineering and design. You can find out more in this short film:

On Monday the 4th of July, A Monday Morning Meeting Like No Other brought together leading figures from engineering, sustainability, art, design and higher education to discuss the future of bamboo in the UK, in an event hosted by Andy Street (West Midlands Mayor) and Imagineer.

We would like to say a big thank you to all our contributors from across the globe, including NoFit State Circus, Atelier One, Ghana Bamboo Bikes, Bamboo U, Rhizome, Cave Urban, digital artist Ling Tan, Arup, Bamboo Bicycle Club, Bamboologic and Coventry University.

Find out more on the Imagine Bamboo website here: