This talk will be held in the building and online! Book your free ticket here

In this talk Daryl Hutchings and Nicolas Klaus talk about The Portal Unity Network, a global community aiming to build the largest artwork in the world to unite humanity. 

Each Portal is an 11-ton 10ft tall circular art sculpture that connects live video 24/7/365 between cities worldwide. The first two Portal's were installed in Lithuania and Poland in 2021 and the next two will be installed in two major yet-to-be-announced cities in North America and Asia in December 2022  These sculptures promote unity across physical boundaries and are designed to connect and unite humanity. 

The question the speakers pose is, should Bristol install a Portal and join the global network? 

Photo of a group of people stood in front of a projection of a portal

Image credit: Portal Unity Network

About the speakers

Daryl Hutchings - CEO and Co-Founder at Collaboration Squared - the makers of Video Window 

Nicolas Klaus is the head of communications & partnerships for Portal Unity Network

Join us online on YouTube Live, or in the building on Friday 9th September 2022 at 1pm for the talk and to take part in the Q and A discussion afterwards. 

The lunchtime talks are partly supported by MyWorld, a project led by the University of Bristol to support creative industries in the region.


Watershed, 1 Canon's Rd, Bristol BS1 5TX


The Lunchtime talks take place in the Pervasive Media Studio Event Space. To access the Studio, please go to the Main Watershed Box Office entrance and go upstairs to the Café Bar. Walk across the cafe bar, turn right and walk towards the double doors. Go through into the corridor and walk all the way down until you reach the Studio. A member of staff will sign you in, and check your ticket, if you have booked.

The Studio is wheelchair accessible, and the events space has a hearing loop. The last talk of every month is BSL interpreted. 

For more information on accessing the studio take a look here.

*Please note this is a hybrid event and will be live streamed so please be aware you will be in the live broadcast and recording when watching in the Studio.

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