Dementia, Arts and Digital Technologies is a dynamic and multi-disciplinary research cluster at the University of Edinburgh with members from across Edinburgh College of Art, Health in Social Science, School of Education and beyond.
This cluster provides a forum in which to:
(a) experiment with new ideas in a collegiate environment and
(b) share current research and identify areas of common interest/possible future collaborations.
Furthermore, the cluster is starting to develop some innovative ideas for using new technologies in re-shaping the ways in which dementia is both researched and experienced.
For more information please contact Dr Nick Jenkins at Email
A former presentation by this group can be found at http://padlet.com/n_e_jenkins/4r3qys7hbh
Materials provided by Dementia Research
This artefact was created in the following way:
Process provided by Dementia Research
Dementia awareness workshop
The purpose of the workshop is to explore community views and attitudes on how to raise awareness and challenge stigma around dementia in the Glasgow & Clyde. A wide mixture of people from various organisations have been invited. Some participants are personally affected by dementia, others will not.
A mixture of round-table discussions is being held whereby people move from table to table as they wish, vox pop interviews with an independent film maker who will create a short film (5 mins) on dementia in Glasgow & Clyde, and an interactive display board where people can leave comments, little audio notes, graffiti etc.
The methods employed in this project have been designed in keeping with the principles of 'public sociology' - working with (often counter-) publics to develop sociological insights as well contribute to the development of civil debate.