Bringing together artists, patients and neuroscientists to bridge the gap between objective research into Parkinson’s Disease and people’s lived experience of the condition.
This project draws on the Oxford Quantification Study (OxQUIP), a research project led by Professor Chrystalina Antoniades, which is developing new ways to measure Parkinson's symptoms.
Our inaugural event on 16 March 2019 was a collaboration with artist Yejeong Mutter. We took over the Randolph Sculpture Gallery in the Ashmolean Museum with an interactive exhibition, and held a panel debate with neuroscientists, people living with Parkinson's, and artists.
Starting in 2019 in person, and continuing throughout the pandemic in 2020-21 online, we have held a series of events for people living with Parkinson's and their carers. As well as a session with Jonny Acheson, we have worked closely with artist Jan Sargeant to develop a series of practical workshops.
In 2021, we are developing an online exhibition to showcase the work of the project. As one of the participants said: 'You have made such a powerful case for the project, I think this should be brought to the attention of key players and disseminated widely to improve understanding of Parkinson's Disease, thereby helping to inform clinical practice.'