Past event

An audience with Claudia/Chemical -- Artist/Academic Kaleidoscope Alumni Network Launch

Kaleidoscope Alumni Network (KAN) is an alumni network that celebrates the ethnic and cultural diversity of St Andrews alumni around the world. We are successful thought leaders, changemakers, and global citizens and our diversity allows us to perceive situations from a multitude of perspectives.

At this event, Claudia Lubao (Chemical), a Tanzanian musician and artistic researcher, will discuss the origins of her practice both academically and musically, how they became intertwined, and the challenges, risks and opportunities of using her significant public profile as Chemical to both influence change and pursue academic research.

Claudia received her undergraduate degree in Fine and Performing Arts from the University of Dar es Salaam in 2017 and, in 2021, a Masters in Heritage Management. She is currently pursuing a PhD at the University of St Andrews in which she is investigating how Tanzanian popular music can be used to communicate socio-cultural and scientific issues.

Join us in person or online to learn about and help us to celebrate the ethnic and cultural diversity of St Andrews graduates around the world and the significant contribution made to our society by under-represented diverse ethnic communities.

The other events in the Kaleidoscope Network Launch are:

We need new words: the power and pitfalls of language in discussing diversity (10am to 11am)

Beyond intelligence and elitism: nurturing wisdom and ethical reflexivity (1pm to 2pm)

The Advocate: the string that ties everything together (5pm to 6pm)

See the full programme for the day and register now for in-person and/or online participation.