Big Picture: Beyond seizures
London Brain Project is a not-for-profit initiative that aims to engage the public with brain sciences and mental health through the arts. It was created by Michelle Downes, Louise Croft and Georgia Pitts, researchers in developmental neuroscience at University College London, and Julia Vogl, an award-winning artist who specialises in social art.
This image is from a wire and photography series produced by people with epilepsy and neuroscientists, and facilitated by Angela Farragher Photography, as part of ‘Beyond Seizures’ – an exhibition that aims to deconstruct the notion that epilepsy is defined by seizures alone. Beyond Seizures is part of a series of workshops and exhibitions that are run to empower patients and engage the public.
London Brain Project engages through many different formats: interactive exhibitions and art-science workshops, theatre, film, music, sound art, and outreach talks. They are currently planning their next project, ‘Beyond Memories’, which will be about Alzheimer’s and dementia. Check out more about their workshops and projects at www.londonbrainproject.com.
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