Follow the journey throughout our Residency as we document what goes on in the Hub and beyond as part of Created Out of Mind.
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Building a new brain
Writer Philip Ball's “mini-brain”, as part of our Brains in a dish project to enrich understanding of the brain and dementias. Biopsy taken through the eye piece with an iPhone, using a light microscope. Credit: Chris Lovejoy and Charlie Arber, UCL Institute of Neurology.
Music for Life 360
Created Out of Mind collaborators take part in a Music for Life 360 session at The Hub, combining the arts and technology to examine the interactions between musicians, carers and people living with a dementia.
In search of the right words
In search of the right words: The public join Created Out of Mind researchers and people living with dementias to explore and interrogate the language and metaphors we associate with dementia at Wellcome Collection.
The finished pieces from our Art of Gesture event at Wellcome Collection. Thank you to everyone who explored and created gestures with us in the form of painted yellow lines and dance movements- we made connections and embodied our diversity!
The art of gesture
The public explore and create painted gestures with Created Out of Mind artist Charlie Harrison, as part of our 'Art of gesture' event at Wellcome Collection.
Disability Innovation Summit
Our Director Seb Crutch with Wellcome Engagement Fellow Jess Thom at the Disability Innovation Summit. Seb joined leading global experts to explore the latest technology and research from across the world to shape the future of disability.
PCA Awareness Day
A great turnout for our Rare Dementia Support International PCA Support Group meeting! People living with PCA from across the globe gathered at The Hub for PCA Awareness Day.
Creativity and Wellbeing Week
Exploring language, metaphor & dementia with different printing techniques, as part of Charlie Murphy's activity for our 'Objects, arts and wellbeing in dementia' event at Wellcome Collection. Photo shared by Gemma Goodall
Wellcome Collection turns 10!
Simon Chaplin, Director of Culture & Society at Wellcome, presents Wellcome Collection's 10-year anniversary celebrations including the opening of the Museum of Modern Nature!
Words and Letters experimental printing workshop
Laughing, learning and creating at the 'Words and Letters’ printing workshop led by Charlie Murphy and Pixel Press. This included members of the team, people living with dementias and carers.
Brains Just Want to Disco
Some pieces from the ‘Words and Letters’ printing workshop led by Charlie Murphy and Pixel Press, inspired by Created Out of Mind's 'Neuronal Disco'!
Alzheimer's Society Conference 2017
Our Project Manager Emilie Brotherhood at the Created Out of Mind stand- demonstrating some smart tech and arts created with people with dementias for the Alzheimer's Society Annual Conference 2017 in London.
Royal Academy of Music composers present a recital of eleven new songs. Several of the works were inspired by the texts brought together in the Living Words publication 'The Things Between Us', a collection of words and poems of people experiencing dementia.
Dementia and the local community
"We're all in this together"; hearing from the Mayor of Camden at the Camden Dementia Action Alliance Conference which brought together people living with dementias and representatives from 34 organisations to meet the challenges faced by people living with dementia.
The way I see it
The Panel leading 'The way I see it', a Created Out of Mind discussion event at Wellcome Collection, exploring representations of dementias in the media, music and through stories. Pictured (l-r): Hannah Peel, Fergus Walsh, Philip Ball and Caroline Evans.
PPA support group
We hosted a day of talks, music and discussion at The Hub for our Rare Dementia Support Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA) support group meeting. Julian West and students from the Royal Academy of Music, led a morning of music; here Kristina Greally plays a Jacob van Eyck piece on the recorder.
Arti Prashar demonstrates striking projected scenes to the Created Out of Mind team. This is part of 'The Garden: Spare Tyre's immersive, non-verbal and multi-sensory performances for people living with dementia.
Susanna Howard talks about her experiences working with people with dementias at our Inspiration Day, which marked the beginning of an exciting collaboration with BBC Proms and the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain (NYCGP).
Brains in a dish
Some of the team visit Selina Wray's lab, where they were able to observe the cultivation of neurons being produced as part of our 'Brains in a Dish' project. Here are the beautiful neurons in action.
Poetry and ceramics
The evolution of relationships to words to poems to pots. A glimpse of our project with Central St Martins: turning poetry created with people with dementias into beautiful ceramics.
The Hub's all set up for Susanna Howard's Living Words workshop for the Royal Society for Public Health international conference on arts and dementia. Susanna presented her experiences as an artist in care homes and work to empower dementia voices.
Music for life
Beautiful music being created at a Music for Life session at the RSPH conference. This initiative brings together musicians, care staff and people with dementia through interactive music sessions.
Art and neuropsychology
Charlie Harrison invites RSPH audiences at The Hub to view, discuss and give feedback on 3 painting projects he has led with researchers and people living with dementias. Much of his work has focused on neuropsychological testing and how art might inform reciprocal research in the field.
Testing as art
Created Out of Mind collaborator Elizabeth Warrington is pictured at the Patrick Caulfield 'Stillness & Drama' exhibition at The Approach gallery. The paintings resonate with some of her tests for the VOSP battery (i.e. Object Decision).
'No two FTD journeys are exactly the same'
Jill Walton introduces the Rare Dementia Support Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD) Annual Seminar. Held on 2nd March 2017, it was an informative and moving day, highlighting innovative research and the lived experiences of those living with FTD.
Clare Walton from Alzheimer's Society introduces a screening of 'Alive Inside' hosted by Created Out of Mind at The Hub- a moving and uplifting documentary exploring the power of music for the mind.
The project collaborators discussed ideas around 3 key themes identified for Created Out of Mind: 'Reflection' 'Connection' and 'Diversity' using different mediums.
Project Collaborator Day 2017
Our Director Seb Crutch at the Created Out of Mind Project Collaborator Day 17: reflecting on our progress so far, new opportunities to work together and plans for the future.
Exploring a series of games and visuals created to challenge perceptions of what it means to live with dementia, as part of Iris Musel's tea talk on her 'I am still here' art project.
Hub Pub 2017
Great turnout for our first Hub Pub of 2017- focusing on the importance of including diverse experiences and identities when approaching dementia care and health more broadly.
Rare Dementia Support: Joint carers meeting
Carers from across the 5 Rare Dementia Support groups gathered to share experiences, hear advice and learn from each other.
Sharing Dementia and Imagination
Director Sebastian Crutch presents our vision at an event showcasing the Dementia and Imagination project, an interdisciplinary exploration of how art can improve life for people living with dementias.
Dance for Life Evaluation Launch
This celebratory event launched the findings of Dr Edana Minghella's independent Dance for Life evaluation of the pilot year. Dance for Life aims to bring dance into care home settings for older people living with dementia.
Researchers from the Pedestrian Accessibility and Movement Environment Laboratory (PAMELA) at UCL discuss their work exploring optimal environments for people with dementia-related visual impairment.
All hands in!
Everyone's feeling green fingered at our Horticulture for dementia talk.
Sowing the seeds for change and growth
We look forward to seeing our peas grow in parallel to our ideas and perceptions!
Horticulture for Dementia
A bit of gardening in The Hub today as part of our Tea Talk 'Horticulture for dementia', which explored the experiences and benefits of gardening therapy for people with dementias.
Music for Life
Julian West and the Music for Life team gathered for a morning of learning as our Director Seb Crutch discussed rarer forms of dementias and their symptoms, helping to inform the team's practice.
PhD student, Lucy Russell presents her work developing eye-tracking technology to assess social cognition at our Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD) support group meeting.
The Created Out of Mind team recreate brain cell signalling- becoming synapses and neurons for our neuronal disco!
Finger LED lights representing dyed proteins for our neuronal disco- the brainchild of our collaborator Selina Wray!
Prof. Brian Day's Sensorimotor Lab
Taken in Prof. B. Day’s Whole-body Sensorimotor Lab - showing experiments that investigate balance problems in Posterior Cortical Atrophy (PCA) and aim to characterize the nature and extent of balance problems in PCA and typical Alzheimer’s disease.
Kicking off Created Out of Mind with thought-provoking discussions, improved understanding and new ideas.