TLRH | Art+Science Reading Group: GBHI Atlantic Fellows
Wednesday, 28 October 2020, 6:30 – 7:30pm
What does equity in brain health look like? How do artists and scientists approach this question together? This month we’ll be hosting another evening chat with a panel of experts from the Global Brain Health Institute. Join us for a discussion on health equity, social memory and the role of music in brain health and research.
As Atlantic Fellows with GBHI, neuroscientist Francesca Farina, musician Grainne Hope, and Public Engagement Specialist Sarah Fox will come together to share insights into making and mapping memory through art and science. We’ll also have a practical discussion about mediating priorities and practices when artists, scientists, and the public come together.
Francesca Farina is a neuroscientist whose research focuses on identifying risk factors and early biomarkers of dementia. She also has a strong interest in developing creative engagement initiatives to promote brain health and life-long well-being.
Grainne Hope is a professional cellist, Kids' Classics Founder & Artistic Director & Wellcome Trust Clore Fellow. ‘Kids’ Classics' is Ireland’s leading Music in Healthcare organisation that provides training and mentoring to professional musicians, and creates and designs music programmes for healthcare, community and school settings in partnerships with the National Arts Organisations and Healthcare Settings.
Sarah Fox gained a PhD from The University of Manchester studying how rhythmic activity in the brain could be used to better understand changes in the early stages of Alzheimer’s dementia. But her PhD taught her much more than the ups and downs of brain waves, as she spent an increasing amount of her time working with other scientists and artists to find ways of discussing scientific findings with a wider audience. She now helps patients understand and take part in dementia research and can often be found waxing lyrically about brains over a cup of something warm.
The Art + Science Reading Group is a virtual group where researchers, artists, thinkers, and revolutionaries come to share ideas. Organised by PhD candidates Autumn Brown (School of Education and Science Gallery Dublin) and Amelia McConville (School of English and Institute of Neuroscience) and supported by Science Gallery Dublin and the Trinity Long Room Hub, the series explores the ways art and science shape one another and society.
Campus Location: Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Centre
Research Theme: Creative Arts Practice, Digital Humanities, Identities in Transformation, Manuscript, Book and Print Culture
Event Type: Alumni, Arts and Culture, Library, Public, Science Gallery
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
Cost: Free but Registration Required
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