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    Prelude Talks


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    The Prelude Talks are a bespoke online series celebrating scientific and creative investigation into the determinants of a healthy brain.

    Speakers are ambassadors from diverse disciplines. They indicate the territory of Creating A New Old San Francisco and HeadSpace2018 whose twin ambitions of approaching complex issues with innovation and seeking knowledge from a diversity of expertise, bring fresh insight to enduring challenges.

    In their own practice each speaker examines the relationship between information gathering, decision making, and delivery. The Prelude Talks introduce this landscape to real world and online audience, recognizing that we are all working towards a legacy of caring communities, effective research and cultural solutions addressing the complex issue of living longer lives with healthier brains.


    The talks will be available online from the following dates:


    Kate Goodwin – Sensing Spaces – Thursday 25th January 2018

    Head of Architecture and Drue Heinz Curator at the Royal Academy of Arts, overseeing a programme of events and exhibitions to stimulate debate about architecture and its intersection with the arts. Curator of the exhibition Sensing Spaces: Architecture Reimagined, (January- April 2014) at the Royal Academy and is curator of Inside Heatherwick Studio an exhibition which toured East Asia.


    Kate Goodline - Architecture and wellbeing - January 2018


    Dominic Campbell – Celebration as Strategy – Thursday 1st February 2018

    Co-Founder of Creative Aging International, an inaugural Atlantic Fellow for Equity in Brain Health at the Global Brain Health Institute a worldwide program seeking social and public health solutions to reduce the adverse impact of dementia, and the co-producer of Creating A New Old San Francisco and HeadSpace2018.


    Dominic Campbell - Creative as Connection Strategy


    David Cotterrell – the Limits of Empathy – Thursday 15th February 2018

    Installation artist working across media and technologies to explore the social and political tendencies of a world at once shared and divided. Formerly Professor of Fine Art at the University of Brighton he’s currently Research Professor in Fine Art in the Faculty of Arts, Computing, Engineering & Science at Sheffield Hallam University with work commissioned and shown extensively in Europe, the US and Asia.


    Felicity Callard – The Social Self – Thursday 22nd February 2018

    Professor of Social Research and Director of the Birkbeck Institute for Social Research. Author with Des Fitzgerald of “Rethinking Interdisciplinarity across the Social Sciences and Neurosciences” and editor @Histhum


    Alice Thwaite – Improving Older People’s lives through Creativity – Thursday 1st March 2018

    Pioneer in the field of creative aging since developing Equal Arts in the early 1990s as an organization specializing in work with older people. Equal Arts is a leading creative aging charity, supporting older people and those living with Dementia. They provide creative opportunities to help improve wellbeing through programs like One Million Minutes, Creative Friends, Creative Age and Hen Power. In 2010 Alice was awarded a Winston Churchill Travel Fellowship. She has spoken at Tate Modern, worked with the Royal Academy and presented at MoMa New York.


    Please note that these will be available online only as attendance at these events is by invitation.