Food for Thought: Hack the Hospital

“I have some food in my bag for you
Not that edible food, the food you eat
No, I have some food for thought.
– Erykah Badu

Food For Thought is our take on afternoon tea, an opportunity to feed our bellies and minds every Thursday here at Impact Hub Birmingham.

Join us as we gather around the workbench and discuss key themes and ideas each week, hosted by the community over tea and cake!


This week Impact Hub Birmingham Team member Daniel Blyden gives us plenty of Food for Thought with Hack the Hospital


How might we use a new hospital space to build new relationships between art, culture. health research and the local community?

In 2021 the new Midland Metropolitan Hospital opens in Smethwick, bringing together teams who provide acute and emergency care. The hospital is one of many regeneration initiatives across Sandwell which are designed to reinvigorate services and infrastructure.

With £350 million invested, the hospital has unique features in its architectural design that have the potential to create unique opportunities for civic activity, bringing together healthcare professionals, patients, visitors and the local community.

In this food for thought, hosted by Daniel Blyden, we’ll be taking the idea of the Creative Resistance and applying it to reimagine the potential of public institutions in cities. What might be possible when spaces and environments shaped and influenced by artists, experience designers, creative hosts and facilitators.

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Food for Thought is free for Impact Hub Birmingham members to attend and £5 for non members. If you’re not a member, you can book your ticket via Eventbrite here.


If you are interested in hosting a conversation or activity of your own at a future Food For Thought, please do get in touch.


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Date & Time

October 10, 2019 | 15:00 to 16:00


Impact Hub Birmingham


Entry Fee

Cost for Members: Free

Cost for Non Members: £5

Updated on 03 October 2019