LONDON BRAIN PROJECT

WHO ARE WE?

We are a not-for-profit organisation which aims to engage the public with brain sciences and mental health through the arts. LBP was founded by a group of three developmental cognitive neuroscientists and one artist, with a shared passion for engaging the public with brain science. We are a rapidly growing team full of people who are as excited about public engagement as we are.

WHAT DO WE DO?

We specialise in engaging people aged 5-105 with brain sciences through creativity. Whether its an art-science workshop, social sculpture, exhibition curation or scientific theatre we are dedicated to engaging public groups with brain sciences through the arts. In our ‘beyond’ series we bring together people with neurological conditions, artists and neuroscientists to make collaborative art, which we then turn into art exhibitions, challenging stigmas and informing the public. We also love to come up with innovative ways to bring neuroscience to different groups like beading neural systems with primary school children.

PAST AND FUTURE PROJECTS

Our ‘Beyond’ series has so far explored Epilepsy and Tourette’s syndrome. These projects highlighted key themes about often misunderstood brain conditions. Thanks to funding from Arts Council England and the Biomedical Research Council we have been able to fund this workshop and exhbition on acquired brain injury in childhood, as well as future workshops on dementia and anxiety. 

The Neuroscientists: Louise Croft, Michelle Downes, and Georgia Pitts in front of Julia Vogl's collaborative piece at the launch night of BEYOND SEIZURES

The Neuroscientists: Louise Croft, Michelle Downes, and Georgia Pitts in front of Julia Vogl's collaborative piece at the launch night of BEYOND SEIZURES

Art in progress. Photo by Rosie Coleman

Art in progress. Photo by Rosie Coleman

The Tics Team. Photo by Rosie Coleman

The Tics Team. Photo by Rosie Coleman

Beyond Seizures Panel event. Photo by Anastasya Shepherd

Beyond Seizures Panel event. Photo by Anastasya Shepherd

One of our workshop participants giving a presentation about art and the brain

One of our workshop participants giving a presentation about art and the brain