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Wednesday 3rd April, 2019, 10am-4pm
Conference Room, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Join us for a transdisciplinary, art-science symposium exploring other sense-able approaches to wellbeing.

Headlined by Joy Milne, the woman who can smell Parkinson’s, and Alison Williams, artist, researcher and person with Parkinson’s, this event builds on the Organoleptic Anarchive being developed by artist Susana Cámara Leret, Design Fellow within NHS Lothian's Art & Therapeutic Design programme at the Department of Clinical Neuroscience in Edinburgh.

The Titan Arum is the largest flower in the world and it releases a particular fragrance to attract carrion insects for pollination. Many of its smells are also found in everyday things like cheese, vegetables, the sea or even human body odour, as nature uses the same molecules in different ways. Considering the associative effects of smell and their ability to extend the medical experience beyond hospital walls, how do we articulate, consider and amplify the many ways in which we choose to talk about the body?

Talking Bodies will bring together a rich mix of people connected to plants, neuroscience, healthcare and Parkinson’s. Through a series of presentations and sensory interventions, we will discuss the cross-overs between sensory awareness and wellbeing, inspired by plant-people interactions, whilst considering the power of patient-centred collaborative research.

Produced by Ginkgo Projects, this event forms part of NHS Lothian's Art & Therapeutic Design programme funded by the Edinburgh and Lothians Health Foundation.
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