Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)


Creative and arts intervention network Latin America: A regional hub to connect arts & brain health

15 May 2023, 5:00 pm–6:15 pm

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Part of the seminar series, 'The Spaces Between: Equity, Voice, Agency and Care Practices Involving the Arts and Arts Therapies'

This event is free.

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All | UCL staff | UCL students




Javiera Sandoval Limari

Growing evidence has identified multiple benefits of arts and creative practices for health and well-being. These offer significant scope for behavioural change interventions and patient activation and empowerment. However, in Latin America, essential gaps in basic knowledge and awareness reduced the potential positive impact of arts on brain health.

Based on the expertise of the Global Brain Health Institute at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland and the Latin American Brain Health Institute at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Chile, we have created the Creative and Arts Intervention Network Latin America. This network aims to support projects and online communities promoting the use of art to improve brain health and create support for vulnerable communities. The seminar will introduce the network and present recent emerging projects using arts to improve brain health in different populations and discuss how we can promote and co-develop art-based understanding, awareness, and education for brain health.

Professor Agustin Ibanez
Director of the Latin American Brain Health Institute (BrainLat), Universidad Adolfo Ibanez, Chile and Senior Atlantic Fellow, Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI), University of California San Francisco (UCSF), USA.

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Part of the seminar series, The Spaces Between: Equity, Voice, Agency and Care Practices Involving the Arts and Arts Therapies

Photo by Kaz Madigan