Thank you to all who came to celebrate the opening of the participatory exhibition Making Mind Wandering Visible and the associated informal discussion on 3rd October 2018. The exhibition runs from 4 October 2018 - 4 March 2019 - come to the SGDP make drawings that make your mind (wandering) visible and earn a badge, and add to the existing archive of imageries and imagination by participants to #MagicCarpet events so far, aged 7-85! The expert panel for the evening consisted of #MagicCarpet mentor and Professor of Psychiatry Philip Asherson, Alessandra Cianetti (Curator and Creative Producer and #MagicCarpet arts production manager), Dr Kathy Barrett (University Lead for Research Staff Development, Centre for Research Staff Development) and geneticist Dr Radhika Kandaswamy. The evening was opened by Professor Cathryn Lewis, Deputy Director of the SGDP. See below for photos of the evening by Gaynor Tutani. Please credit #MagicCarpet by Kai Syng Tan, solo exhibition at Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre 2018. For higher-res images and specific credit please email us firstname.lastname@example.org. Captions coming soon....
'Thank you so much for inviting me yesterday’s workshop - it was really interesting to hear you and the others talk about their career path, identify and changes in perspective on life and work. I really enjoyed the evening' -- Prof. Cathryn Lewis, Deputy Director of SGDP
'I really enjoyed it and it was a great pleasure to participate!! I really enjoy your art and combining art and science!!! 😃' -- 2nd year PhD student in ADHD, Vainieri, Isabella
'I'm keen to do interdisciplinary collaborations and how to plan my career; the evening has helped me with thinking about how to bring order to the chaos of my ideas.' -- Medical student
'Thanks for the opportunity to share my experience [...] Loved the different perspectives people have about science and art, together and separately!! Great job in organising it!' -- expert panel memebr Dr Radhika Kandaswamy:
'Thanks so much for this evening, I think it's a really needed conversation that needs to happen more often for both art and academia.Let's keep talking and working together to make better, bigger collaborations!' -- expert panel member Alessandra Cianetti