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Creative Brain Week23 Attendees With Provost Trinity College Dublin

Creative Brain Week 2023

A series of online and in-person events bringing together leading scientists, health practitioners, and researchers to strengthen and propagate the significance of the arts in health and wellbeing.

Date

6 – 11 March 2023

Location

Trinity College, Dublin, D02, Ireland

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Launched as a series of online and in-person events at Trinity College Dublin, Creative Brain Week 2023 explored and celebrated how brain science and creativity collide to address the challenges of non-communicable diseases. Themes of the week included conflict, imagination, and joy, with sessions by over 100 expert speakers from around the globe, coming together at one of the leading university hubs for the interdisciplinary study of neurology and creativity. The Lab’s Founding Co-Directors Christopher Bailey, Dr Nils Fietje, and Dr Nisha Sajnani participated in person, and the Lab’s Yazidi Cultural Archives project, which emphasizes the healing role of the arts in post-conflict mental health, was showcased as part of the Creative Brain Week exhibition within the university. Christopher Bailey also spoke at the opening of REALTA, the arts and health headquarters in Waterford, Ireland.

6 March 2023 | Prologue to Creative Brain Week 2023

A woman standing and viewing the Creative Brain Week Opening Exhibition

Leading figures from the arts, science, social development and digital fields outlined the territory of Creative Brain Week alongside the opening of an exhibition featuring the Lab’s Yazidi Cultural Archives project.


7 March 2023 | Theme of Day: Conflict

Nils Fietje and Nisha Sajnani at Creative Brain Week

Discussions during the day (contributed to by Lab Founding Co-Director Dr Nisha Sajnani) included the impact of conflict and its long-term associated health consequences, identifying ways in which creative solutions can aid wellbeing, and psychological practices for improved post conflict health outcomes.

8 March 2023 | Theme of Day: Imagination

Creative Brain Week Plackard

Starting off with reflection on the events of previous days, day 3 included discussion of new research-based practices that would help drive more effective health outcomes.

9 March 2023 | Theme of Day: Joy

Creative Brain Week

This day included discussions surrounding the positive impact of joy on those with Down syndrome, the benefits of equitable and shared learning, and bridging the gap between creative practices, neuroscience, and greater global shared wellbeing.

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Interactive group project at Creative Brain Week 2023

Professor Sean Kennelly speaking at Creative Brain Week 2023

Musical Performance at Creative Brain Week 2023

Exhibition view at Creative Brain Week 2023

Speaker at Creative Brain Week 2023

Lab Co-Director, Christopher Bailey (Left) discussing with another Creative Brain Week attendee

Creative Brain Week group photo 2023.

Audience at Creative Brain Week 2023

Interactive group project at Creative Brain Week 2023

Participants

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Christopher Bailey

Lab Co-Director

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Nils Fietje

Lab Co-Director

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Dr. Nisha Sajnani

Lab Co-Director

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Dominic Campbell

Co-Founder, Creative Aging International

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Dr Linda Doyle

Provost, Trinity College Dublin