This is an ongoing work which I conceived for the University of Dundee, Parkinson’s Disease research. It comprises of a number of different elements:
- A visual resource ‘Exchanges: Inspiring Parkinson’s Conversations’ in the form of a set of cards illustrated with drawings to support conversations between research scientists, nurses, clinicians, people with Parkinson’s, their carers and families. Players can select questions from the set such as ‘What does Parkinson’s mean to you?’, and their partner can reply by referring to an image card. The drawings on the cards represent diverse symptoms such as difficulties with sleep or swallowing, as well as images of neurons, mitochondria and proteins from the scientific research.
- An artist’s film (upcoming)
- I presented the project at an art/science conference: ‘Connections and Interactions’, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design 2022
- A paper selected for publication: Patel, D. (2024) ‘Exchanges: Drawing out Parkinson’s Conversations’ Journal of the Scottish Society for Art History (upcoming)
- A wider sharing of the resource (across UK and potentially internationally)