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Material Archive Launch: Mum. Edit. More. Photo: Emily Cooper, MovesMag

Where have all these people gone? | Artist Archive Talk  Tue 14 May 2024, 7 - 8.30pm

Join artist Shannelle ‘Tali’ Fergus and Nabil Al-Kinani, author of Privatise the Mandem, in conversation.

Following their galvanising and moving discussion at the launch of Material Archive: Mum. Edit. More, Tali and Nabil return to the Roof Studio to pick up where they left off.

Further unpacking the questions and provocations of Privatise the Mandem, Tali and Nabil will explore the book’s call for ‘Collective Enfranchisement’ and its meeting places within artistic practice and everyday life. Reflecting on Tali’s recent move out of London, the pair will also discuss the challenges of relocating; the impact on self-perception and identity and what it is like to be received.

“It was deeply compelling. I believe it’s so important for more people, if anything EVERYONE to listen and learn from this topic … It was impactful and touching to hear from Nabil and Tali who have been at the core of it.” Audience Feedback

This event is part of Artist Archive, a programme that questions what an archive can be and who gets to have one. Shannelle ‘Tali’ Fergus’ Material Archive: Mum. Edit. More was installed throughout the studios October 2023 – March 2024. The exhibition of journal extracts, voice notes and video recordings explored the human voice, gentrification and change, reflecting on an historic work conceived in 2017.

In the Roof Studio


General: £5
Bursary: £3
Pay-it-forward: £7

This event will be BSL interpreted by Lorna Patterson and Pettra St Hilaire.



Shannelle ‘Tali’ Fergus

Shannelle ‘Tali’ Fergus is a South East London born, raised and based creative, with over 20 years’ industry experience as a performer, teacher and choreographer. Her movement style is a blend of her training in street styles and contemporary, with leanings towards gesture and pedestrian movement. taliii.co / Instagram

Nabil Al-Kinani

By day, Nabil is a built-environment professional with an interest in urbanism, placemaking and sustainable development. By night, he delivers projects that explore the relationship between spaces and stories. His work asks questions such as: Who designs space? Who are new spaces being built for? Who is affected? nabilalkinani.com / Instagram


Siobhan Davies Studios is mostly accessible, with lifts to all floors. There are two accessible parking spaces available on site which can be booked in advance. Blue Badge parking is also available nearby on West Square and Garden Row (for a full map visit the Southwark Council website). Our main door is power assisted.

Amenities include: 

  • Changing facilities* 
  • Communal showers* 
  • Lockers
  • Toilets / wheelchair accessible toilets 
  • Kitchen: tea and coffee making, fridge, and microwave

* Our changing facilities and showers are not fully accessible. Our closest publicly available and fully accessible changing facility is at The Castle Centre, a leisure centre 0.3 miles away from the studios. You can find full details of their features here.