Shifting Identities

20th Jun 2017, 11:00am - 3:30pm

Faculty of Health, Social Care and Medicine

Shifting Identities: Exploring the experiences of children with illness or disability and their parents

Presenting an arrangement of objects, artefacts, videos, photographs and soundtracks, the Shifting Identities installation will consider how the personalities of children with illnesses or disabilities change over time.

It will also explore the identities of the parents of children with illnesses or disabilities, and how they adapt and transform. The collection draws on a performance which was developed as part of the Tate Exchange programme, Concurrent #3.

The Children, Young People and Families Research Team is part of Edge Hill University’s Postgraduate Medical Institute (PGMI) and aims to make a difference to the lives of children, young people and their families who are dealing with illness. They particularly focus on people with chronic illnesses, complex health care needs, those requiring palliative care, and people living with long-term conditions and learning disabilities. Their research explores issues of identity, agency and participation with the ultimate aim of improving the health experiences and outcomes for children and their families.

Please note, there are two sessions:
       11:00 – 12:30
       14:00 – 15:30
Please specify which session you would like to attend when booking.

Further details about Festival of Ideas 2017 can be found here