“Social impact of cultural access and creativity: Urban Cultural Policies in Mexico City” – Ana Rosas Mantecón Seminar Wednesday 18 May

The Centre for Medical Humanities and the Medical Anthropology Research Group present: “Social impact of cultural access and creativity: Urban Cultural Policies in Mexico City” a seminar by Ana Rosas Mantecón, Anthropology Department, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana México and Visiting Fellow, Goldsmiths College, University of London. Wednesday 18thMay, 4 – 6.00 Read more…

Cracks in the door? Technology and the shifting topology of care – Christine Milligan Seminar Wednesday 4 May

Durham Geographies of Health and Wellbeing present: Cracks in the door? Technology and the shifting topology of care Prof Christine Milligan, Lancaster University A seminar on Wednesday 4th May, 2-4pm Room W010, Geography Department Chair: Prof Sarah Curtis Abstract: The rapid growth of new and emerging care technologies (NCTs) targeted Read more…

Tilery Lanterns 2011

The Second Final Day Thursday February 10th and Plan B is in operation. The forecast is good – clear and crisp. I am hot-footing it to Thornaby from a day’s work in Dewsbury, and Gilly from Sunderland. She will get to school an hour or so before me, at 4.30. Read more…

Tilery Lanterns 2011

  The First Final Day… Thursday February 3rd was the date for the parade, but as we all now know, high winds put paid to that plan. We made the decision to postpone the event sooner rather than later. Gilly and I had discussed the matter en route to work. Read more…

Tilery Lanterns

Update: Due to the weather conditions, the Parade has been postponed until Thursday February 10. Day Nine We began by assessing the job in hand – the logistics of which lanterns to cover first and where to put them. There were thirty minutes or so of calm before the activity Read more…

Tilery Lanterns

Day Eight “Smells like fish!” is the oft-heard cry. A large covering table was set up with bowls of  latex glue and piles of wet-strength tissue paper. We kept lots of windows open and most people in the room were sporting the lantern fashion garment of choice – a customised Read more…

Tilery Lanterns

Days Six and Seven Saturday’s community-run workshop went very well. A lot of folk came along. Over eighty were given a lunch of home made stew(corned beef or vegetable) with a crusty roll and a host of new lanterns were created. The mams were very pleased with their efforts. “It Read more…

Tilery Lanterns 2011

Day Five Everyone pulled together last night to prepare for today. Nine University students, parents, Gilly and I finished making four large frames, each the size of a trestle table. Year 6 work in groups of 6-8 to decorate the frames with stars and patterns of their choice. and transform Read more…