10 Mar 2014 5:00pm - 6:30pm CRASSH Seminar room SG1, Ground floor


Praxis and Practice: Scientists as Artists and Artists as Scientists

Presentations from the Scientists and Artists’ Researchers’ Forum, and excerpts from a Science Festival performance.
Professor Charlotte Tulinius (MD, PhD, MHPE, MRCGP, Associate professor of postgraduate medical education, Research Unit of General Practice, Copenhagen)
Dr Paul McIntosh (Foundation for International Education, Research Fellow in Medical Education, QMUL)
Olivia Winteringham (Kindle Theatre)
Chair: Claire Summerfield (Independent Creative Producer)

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Charlotte Tulinius, a specialist in the education of GPs, has worked across disciplinary lines from medicine to ethnography, education, creativity and the arts, encompassing many different interdisciplinary and intercultural research projects. She is co-founder of the CRASSH-associated Science and Arts Researchers’ Forum, which explores how the arts and creativity can inspire data collection methods, and research communication methods. Paul McIntosh, who mixes careers in fine arts and healthcare, is currently developing arts-based research methodologies and teaching and learning strategies in medical education.

They will talk about the vision and strategy of their work in the Science and Arts Researchers Forum, and report back on their first ‘experimentarium’, about the definition of a ‘practitioner’.

Olivia Winteringham, of Kindle Theatre, an Arts Council-funded associate company of The Birmingham Repertory Theatre,] was commissioned to explore the narratives and mythologies surrounding our definitions of illness. A Journey Round My Skull was created in collaboration with medical professionals working in anaesthetics and neuroscience. Inspired by the extraordinary medical memoir written by Hungarian satirist Frigyes Karinthy, it examines the complexity of the human brain via the perplexing world of auditory hallucinations, enveloping the audience in a fantastical sound-world to explore the role of the human brain in our perception of the world around us, and what happens when this astonishing organ is disrupted. Olivia Winteringham will offer a sneak preview of excerpts from the production, as well as discussing its genesis and the thinking behind it.  www.kindletheatre.org.uk

 ‘A Journey Round My Skull’ will be performed at the Cambridge Junction as part of the Science Festival on Wednesday March 19th, at 9pm (http://www.junction.co.uk/).

Claire Summerfield currently heads an Arts Council-funded regional initiative (‘Only the Lonely’) to explore how the creative industries and the sciences and technology sector can collaborate. She works with national and international touring companies and artists who use multiple forms of artistic expression to make work which often sits between boundaries of form. She has over 20 years’ experience of developing and presenting theatre, dance, cross-art form and collaborative projects ranging from one person shows to site-specific multi-disciplinary productions.


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