25 January – 1 March 2018
Global Bain Health Institute, Trinity College Dublin
The Prelude Talks were a bespoke online series of six talks celebrating scientific and creative investigation into the determinants of a healthy brain.
Taking place in Winter/Spring 2018, the invited speakers were ambassadors from diverse disciplines. The talks complemented and covered many of the themes explored in the Creating A New Old San Francisco and HeadSpace2018 -events. The programs shared the 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 examined the relationship between information gathering, decision making, and delivery. The Prelude Talks introduced this landscape to real world and online audience, recognizing that we are all working towards creating caring communities, effective research and cultural solutions to address the complex issue of living longer lives with healthier brains.
Kate Goodwin, 25th January 2018, Sensing Spaces
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. https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/page/architecture
Dominic Campbell, 1st February 2018, Celebration as Strategy
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. www.creativeaginginternational.com
Sir Michael Marmot, 5th February 2018
Trinity Research in Childhood Centre (TRiCC) Inaugural Annual Lecture given by Sir Michael Marmot. Sir Michael Marmot is Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health at University College London. The talk is reposted with permission by TRiCC.
David Cotterrell, 15th February 2018, The Limits of Empathy
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. www.cotterrell.com
Felicity Callard, 22nd February 2018, The Social Self
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 www.bbk.ac.uk/bisr/
Alice Thwaite, 1st March 2018, Improving Older People’s lives through Creativity
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. www.equalarts.org.uk/meet-the-team