ON EDGE: Genes and crochet

A white image showing white thread crocheted into a pattern
Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 14:00 to 15:30
Science Gallery London, Exhibition Gallery, first floor
FREE, booking essential

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To what extent is anxiety predetermined by our DNA? Gain tactile knowledge of how our genes are altered by life events in this crocheting workshop, led by artist Meg Rahaim and Michael Carter, a Paediatrician at Evelina London Children's Hospital, and find out what this means for our mental health. No previous experience of crocheting required!

This event is part of ON EDGE: Living in an Age of Anxiety, a free exhibition and events programme at Science Gallery London exploring the causes of and responses to anxiety in contemporary society through art, design, psychology and neuroscience.

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Image credit: Meg Rahaim.

About the contributors

Meg Rahaim  is an artist who uses traditional and digital print techniques, as well as hand-crocheted textiles, to consider the relationship between the human scale of perception and the invisible forces of digital and molecular codes. In 2017-2018, she was artist-in-residence at the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford. She is a tutor in Print at the Royal College of Art.



Michael Carter is an Academic Clinical Lecturer in Paediatrics at King's College London and a Paediatrician at Evelina London Children's Hospital. His research is in the clinical use of transcriptomics over the time-course of acute paediatric disease. He is interested in developing ways to interact with complicated data in an emotionally resonant manner.