Life Solved
Life Solved
Mar 22, 2021
CREATIVE COMMUNICATION FOR BETTER HEALTH & WELLBEING ft. Dr Cressida Bowyer and Dr Louis Netter
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Murals, music, comic books and theatre: could art be the gateway to saving lives and tackling world problems?

 

Find out how a University of Portsmouth collaboration is using art as the conduit for vital public health messaging around the world.

 

Today, Dr Cressida Bowyer and Dr Louis Netter explain the mission of ACT Nairobi: Action Against Covid Transmission, a project created to share health and wellbeing information through community art projects in the midst of the global pandemic.

 

Hear how the team worked with community champions – from educators to religious leaders and artists – to express the importance of hand washing and wearing face masks whilst learning about the challenges facing a settlement in Nairobi.

 

They also share how their innovative interdisciplinary approach could be implemented to tackle problems such as plastic and air pollution from within the communities hit hardest by these global issues.

 

Points of Interest

 

 

Find out more about ACT Nairobi here - https://www.port.ac.uk/research/research-projects/act-nairobi

 

And watch some of their creative outputs on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZtlOyqClKo-6GREa5m1HOQ

 

Creative Partner: Mukuru Youth Initiative: http://www.mukuruyi.org/muyi/

 

Dr Cressida Bowyer - https://www.port.ac.uk/about-us/structure-and-governance/our-people/our-staff/cressida-bowyer

 

Dr Louis Netter - https://www.port.ac.uk/about-us/structure-and-governance/our-people/our-staff/louis-netter

 

Solve Magazine- port.ac.uk/solve - https://www.port.ac.uk/news-events-and-blogs/magazines/solve-magazine

 

Portsmouth Social Media Links


Facebook - facebook.com/universityofportsmouth

Instagram -instagram.com/portsmouthuni/

Twitter - twitter.com/portsmouthuni

LinkedIn - linkedin.com/school/university-of-portsmouth/


 



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