Title

MAP-Arts: Learnings From a Cross-Faculty Research and Artistic Collaboration (Flash Talk)

Streaming Media

Location

Online

Start Date

3-3-2021 9:55 AM

End Date

3-3-2021 3:30 PM

Description

“MAP-Arts” is the title of a new intervention led by two Sheridan faculty members: Elaine Brodie, a mixed media artist and designer (FAAD) and Kate Dupuis, a clinical neuropsychologist (FAHCS). MAP-Arts combines standardized memory training with an embodied, visual art-making experience. Over the course of five weeks in the Fall of 2020, eight members of the local community joined together twice a week via Zoom to meet with the group facilitators. Three Sheridan students from the Interaction Design and Visual and Creative Arts & Animation programs supported the program. This proof-of-concept project was designed to examine whether the MAP-Arts intervention could enhance memory and brain health outcomes in older adults. Measured outcomes included knowledge about and comfort in using strategies to overcome common age-related memory changes, relaxation and visualization techniques, and confidence in personal, creative expression through art-making. In this session, we will describe the intervention, each Faculty member’s contribution to the experience, and how our students worked to create and facilitate an online community to bring participants closer together and encourage them to share their learnings from the intervention in a non-judgmental and welcoming space.

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5 minute pre-recorded presentation/challenge to present an innovative concept or idea in a visual “Pecha Kucha” format.

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Mar 3rd, 9:55 AM Mar 3rd, 3:30 PM

MAP-Arts: Learnings From a Cross-Faculty Research and Artistic Collaboration (Flash Talk)

Online

“MAP-Arts” is the title of a new intervention led by two Sheridan faculty members: Elaine Brodie, a mixed media artist and designer (FAAD) and Kate Dupuis, a clinical neuropsychologist (FAHCS). MAP-Arts combines standardized memory training with an embodied, visual art-making experience. Over the course of five weeks in the Fall of 2020, eight members of the local community joined together twice a week via Zoom to meet with the group facilitators. Three Sheridan students from the Interaction Design and Visual and Creative Arts & Animation programs supported the program. This proof-of-concept project was designed to examine whether the MAP-Arts intervention could enhance memory and brain health outcomes in older adults. Measured outcomes included knowledge about and comfort in using strategies to overcome common age-related memory changes, relaxation and visualization techniques, and confidence in personal, creative expression through art-making. In this session, we will describe the intervention, each Faculty member’s contribution to the experience, and how our students worked to create and facilitate an online community to bring participants closer together and encourage them to share their learnings from the intervention in a non-judgmental and welcoming space.