Making the Invisible Visible – launch of the Life of Breath project (Durham University, 23 September 2015)

Making the Invisible Visible Join us to celebrate the Durham launch of the Life of Breath research project. Diverse project collaborators, ranging from an artist to an archaeologist, will discuss what breath means to them. These perspectives will be framed by encounters with breath made visible through music, sound and speech.

Life of Breath is funded by a Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator Award held by Professor Jane Macnaughton at Durham University and Professor Havi Carel at the University of Bristol.  The project also involves Professor Corinne Saunders (English Studies) and Dr Andrew Russell (Anthropology) as major Durham collaborators. From its Durham base in the Centre for Medical Humanities,  the Life of Breath project team will spend five years exploring historical, philosophical, cultural and phenomenological aspects of breathing and breathlessness and, through interdisciplinary engagement, bring those perspectives into dialogue with clinical research and practice.  Our aims are to inform and improve clinical practice in relation to breathlessness, and to reduce the stigma experienced by people who suffer from conditions causing chronic breathlessness.

Through a combination of presentation and performance, the launch event will introduce our audience to the project through a range of perspectives on the theme of ‘invisibility’,  a metaphor that unites clinical and cultural work on  breathlessness.

Wednesday 23 September 2015, 3.00-6.30pm, Joachim Room, College of St Hild & St Bede, Durham University

To attend please register online.

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