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Worlds of Care Exhibition: 9th to 24th April, 10am–4pm

Worlds of Care

10:00 am

Old Medical Quad on Teviot Place, EH8 9AG

Part of the Edinburgh Science Festival, the ‘Worlds of Care’ photography exhibition aims to explore how care is commonly portrayed, perceived and experienced to shed light on misconceptions around care in later life.

People attending the exhibition will be given the opportunity to offer feedback into how the images make them feel about both giving and receiving care in later life.

The exhibition is part of a research project at the Advanced Care Research Centre (ACRC), a multidisciplinary research programme based on Edinburgh BioQuarter, with the Usher Institute.

One of the researchers, Professor John Vines, Chair in Design Informatics, said: “Everyone has seen stock images used in the media to portray older people, and often these use common stereotypes of old age.

We know that there are a variety of opinions about whether these are an accurate depiction of what constitutes care in later life. We want to hear these opinions.”

Alongside the photography exhibition, there will be a ‘care tree’, where people can leave their comments about their own experiences of ageing and care.

Visitors will have the opportunity to meet researchers and find out more about the different streams of research taking place at the ACRC.

The exhibition is on display in the Old Medical Quad on Teviot Place, EH8 9AG and staffed from 10am to 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday.

This event is free and donations are welcome.

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