While everyone has experienced pain at some point in their life, not all pain is experienced the same way. Sometimes pain comes and goes, sometimes pain stays and never leaves. Pain has been expressed creatively in many different ways but how can we best communicate it?
How can people living with pain find the best way to describe their own experience, so that they can help others understand what they are going through?
‘Expressions of Pain’ is a workshop where pain meets art and art meets pain. In this interactive workshop, the aim is to make the invisible, visible and we will do this by using different media to illustrate pain. The focus will be on neuropathic (nerve-related) pain.
This British Science Week event, funded by the Wellcome Trust and the University of Aberdeen ISSF Fund, is an Advanced Pain Discovery Platform PAINSTORM consortium collaboration between people living with pain, researchers from the Universities of Aberdeen and Dundee, and artists from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee.