President of HGZD and the International Federation of Vexillological Associations (FIAV) Heimer participated at the British Flag Institute (FI) Annual General Meeting and Winter Conference, held in the People’s History Museum in Manchester on 20 November 2021. The meeting and conference were held combined in live participation and on-line video presence.
The event was opened by the FI President Malcom Farrow followed by the Annual Meeting under the published agenda. The association leadership submitted their reports (president, membership administrator, librarian, journal editor, webmaster, treasurer), while three of the six-members Board of Trustees whose mandate ended this year were reelected.
The conference part followed with four lectures of some 45 minutes each. The FI Chief Vexillologist provided an update on vexillological event in the United Kingdom during the year. Visual artist Luke Jerram presented a number of his art projects and installations that are questioning flag concepts and meanings. John Cartlegde lectured on a flag adoption process in the community of Elstree and Borehamwood where he had a lead role, while dr Matthew Stallard talked about the recently adopted flag of the Black Country region and powerful political reflections it had n the last several years.