Exploring breathing and breathlessness at the interface between arts, humanities and medical practice

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“Breathe Happy, Breathe Healthy” Bristol mural installation

“Breathe Happy, Breathe Healthy” Bristol mural installation

As part of the Fun Palaces campaign in October this year, Life of Breath collaborated with local Bristol artist Sophie Rae and the children of Shirehampton Primary School to create a breathing-themed mural. Sophie writes about the 5 days she … Read more…

Breathing through oxygen technology in Uruguay and South Africa: A new publication by Dr. Megan Wainwright

Breathing through oxygen technology in Uruguay and South Africa: A new publication by Dr. Megan Wainwright

Life of Breath collaborator Dr. Megan Wainwright introduces her new paper “Exploring ambivalent human-oxygen technology-world relations through the lens of Postphenomenlogy” published in the Journal of Material Culture as part of a special issue on Ambivalent Objects in Global Health (Eds. … Read more…

Catch Your Breath Writer-in-Residence Opportunity

Catch Your Breath Writer-in-Residence Opportunity

We are looking for a creative writer to engage with Catch Your Breath, a new temporary exhibition at Palace Green Library, Durham, and with support groups for people with respiratory illness. The writer will work with the support groups and … Read more…

Phenomenology’s contribution to health and illness

Phenomenology’s contribution to health and illness

A new book on phenomenology and illness entitled Existential Medicine: Essays on Health and Illness is now out, with a chapter by Life of Breath Principle Investigator Havi Carel and PhD student Tina Williams. The book’s editor, Professor Kevin Aho, is the author of Existentialism: An Introduction, Heidegger’s … Read more…

Graphic Medicine: Breathing new insights into illness narratives with comics

Graphic Medicine: Breathing new insights into illness narratives with comics

Brian Callender is an internal medicine physician from the University of Chicago interested in the health humanities, with a focus on the theory and practice of “graphic medicine” to understand and improve our understanding of health, illness and the delivery of … Read more…

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