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Public Studio: HIV and AIDs



This event includes British Sign Language provision.

Friday 3 November 2017



The Public Studio is a space and time for public thinking and making. It is an open work session where graphic design and public health practice join forces to look for an effective interface.

The two-hour session, with Lois Weaver, Paul Steinberg and David Caines, will focus on the intended and unintended impact of HIV/AIDs public health campaigns. It will gather materials, health needs and lived experiences in a triangular consultation with designers, activists and the general public.

David Caines is a graphic designer and visual artist based in London. His interests include branding and identity, book design, illustration, art direction, campaigns and events. David also makes paintings and regularly exhibits his work.

Paul Steinberg is Lead Commissioner of the London HIV Prevention Programme and is in charge of the DO IT LONDON campaign. He's a public health specialist who also trained as a BBC journalist, working on network news and at Radio 4.

Lois Weaver is a lecturer, performance artist and long-time collaborator with Peggy Shaw and Split Britches. Her experiments in public engagement include Long Tables, Porch Sittings, Care Cafes and facilitating persona, Tammy WhyNot. Lois is a Guggenheim Fellow and a Wellcome Engagement Fellow.

This event is FREE. Tickets will become available below from 11.00 on Friday 27 October.

The 19.00-21.00 workshop will be British Sign Language interpreted by Russell Aldersson and Michelle Wood. To book a place with a view of the interpreter or for more information, please email us at access@wellcomecollection.org or call 020 7611 2222.

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