HEALTH AND WELLBEING DATA are collected in a number of ways. For example by health practitioners, individuals who count calories or sleep hours, and by corporations like insurance companies. Stakeholders often see these data in diagrams and other visuals in the media, but sometimes it is difficult to understand how these data have been interpreted. It may also be that the data don’t manage to tell the whole story. There are also the narratives made of people’s experiences and emotions, as they try to live a healthier life.
The academic research project ART/DATA/HEALTH: data as creative material for health and wellbeing builds a bridge between the data, creativity and experiential stories. In workshops, online and offline meetings, a community of artists, service workers, academics and people living in Brighton and Hove use a combination of creative media, storytelling and data analytics to explore evidence around health and wellbeing.
WE ARE CO‐PRODUCING CREATIVE WORK USING BOTH STATISTICAL HEALTH & WELLBEING DATA, AND PERSONAL TESTIMONIES.
IN THE PROCESS, PARTICIPANTS GAIN ESSENTIAL SKILLS IN UNDERSTANDING AND WORKING WITH DATA.
ART/ DATA/HEALTH: data as creative material for health and wellbeing is led by Dr Aristea Fotopoulou, based at the University of Brighton, and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AH/S004564/1 2019-2021). For inquiries about the project please use the contact form or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funds world-class, independent researchers in a wide range of subjects: history, archaeology, digital content, philosophy, languages, design, heritage, area studies, the creative and performing arts, and much more. This financial year the AHRC will spend approximately £98 million to fund research and postgraduate training, in collaboration with a number of partners. The quality and range of research supported by this investment of public funds not only provides social and cultural benefits and contributes to the economic success of the UK but also to the culture and welfare of societies around the globe.