The Brain, Art & Innovation
Movement for Hope and UCL Brain Repair and Rehabilitation presented an inspiring evening event featuring connections between neuroscience, art and health. For more background history on this event click here.
Videos from this event can be viewed here
1.) The aim of this event was for researchers to creatively disseminate their research to a lay audience to raise awareness. Researchers collaborated with artists and patient-advocates to create dynamic talks that incorporated the arts.
2.) 100% of ticket sales support people with neurological conditions. The target area for the donations will be decided by the audience.
1.) All researchers were able to creatively present their work and also spent some time prior to the event bridging the communication gap and understanding of research with their collaborators. The event was presented connected sections of art and science.
2.) From an audience of 332 people, 64% of audience members donated their tickets
toward research. 18% donated their tickets toward awareness-education and 18% toward adaptive equipment purchases to support people with neurological conditions.
The 2014 Programme Included:
Elliot Balchin – Compere – Starred in BBC medical shows, Doctors and Casualty, ITV dramas Bernard’s Watch and Peak Practice, as well as Channel 4 Soap opera Hollyoaks
• Alexander Seifalian (TEDMED) Growing organs using nanotechnology
• Leonor Goncalves – Chronic Pain + Live Music (Liquid Strings trio)
• London Contemporary Dance School A story of diagnosis and hope
• Sarah Ezekiel – celebrity artist – eye-gaze tech and painting
• Patrick Lewis – Dementia (Alzheimer’s Disease) and genetics + portraits/multimedia images
• Music by Josh Osho – celebrity singer-songwriter
• Stephanie Forkel – Stroke induced language loss
• Jasper Poort – Visual perception + paintings/images and projection mapping videography
• Rupert ‘Bass6’ Oldridge and Carl ‘Soundbytz’ Orza – Live Beatboxing