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Using art for public engagement: reflections on the Dementia and Imagination project

Tischler, V, Howson-Griffiths, TR, Windle, G and Hedd Jones, C (2019) Using art for public engagement: reflections on the Dementia and Imagination project. Journal of Arts and Health. ISSN 1753-3015

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Abstract

Creative outputs engage the public and can be used to share research. This paper reports on public engagement activities that were part of the research project Dementia and Imagination (D&I). We found that artwork and creative activities effectively engaged a range of audiences and challenged negative ideas about dementia. For the project team, public engagement developed relationships with collaborators and connected the research to different community settings, influencing future programmes of work. Further work could explore public engagement in diverse settings to assess which approaches are effective in maximising research value and wider community benefit.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: dementia; visual art; psychology; public health; interdisciplinary research
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions: Liverpool Screen School
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2019 08:30
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2019 08:30
DOI or Identification number: 10.1080/17533015.2019.1608565
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/10807

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