Worlds of care at Edinburgh Science festival

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Engagement – Festival/Exhibition


Co-led organisation of an exhibition 'Worlds of Care' exploring how care in later life is commonly portrayed, perceived and experienced, held as part of the Edinburgh Science Festival 2022. The exhibition including a photography exhibition and a 'CareTree'. The purpose of the exhibition was to explore the public’s thoughts on images of care and caring in later life – which images they related to, and which they would like to see more of. There was an interactive CareTree, where visitors were asked to write three words on their thoughts about care on a leaf, and add the leaf to the tree. From these comments on leaves, we grew a huge body of thought about how people perceive care in later life. The exhibition was held in the Old Medical Quad in central Edinburgh. Over the days that staff were in attendance, 249 visitors were recorded as having looked around the exhibition, with around a third of that providing feedback in some form or another.
Period9 Apr 202224 Apr 2022
Event typeExhibition