Look Again at The Photographers' Gallery
Nov
8
6:30 PM18:30

Look Again at The Photographers' Gallery

Look Again invites an intimate group of participants to look intensively at a single photograph they are unfamiliar with and read it out-loud together. This looking group, hosted by Janneke van Leeuwen, works with the VTS method and is focused on slowing down the way in which we as viewers look at images. The sessions bring into question the difference between looking and seeing.

Free event.

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Thresholds Installation at the Festival of Stuff  - UCL Institute of Making
Jul
7
1:00 PM13:00

Thresholds Installation at the Festival of Stuff - UCL Institute of Making

You are invited to the annual Festival of Stuff at the UCL Institute of Making. On Saturday 7th July, the Festival's final day is celebrated with an epic public street festival extravaganza from 1-5pm. There will be a whole host of curious things to get stuck into making and doing, which are drop-in, free and open to all.

Janneke van Leeuwen, Founder of The Thinking Eye, invites you to explore the Thresholds/Virtual Colour Rooms Installation she made at the Institute of Making with recycled teak wood from the Bloomsbury Theatre. The installation is a public adaptation of one of her PhD research projects at the UCL Institute of Neurology and the Wellcome Collection, in which she investigates the relationship between visual art, the social brain and dementia.

Drop in, no booking required, doors open at 1 pm

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Look Again at The Photographers' Gallery
Jun
21
6:30 PM18:30

Look Again at The Photographers' Gallery

Look Again invites an intimate group of participants to look intensively at a single photograph they are unfamiliar with and read it out-loud together. This looking group, hosted by Janneke van Leeuwen, works with the VTS method and is focused on slowing down the way in which we as viewers look at images. The sessions bring into question the difference between looking and seeing.

Free event.

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Look Again at The Photographers' Gallery
Apr
12
6:30 PM18:30

Look Again at The Photographers' Gallery

Look Again invites an intimate group of participants to look intensively at a single photograph they are unfamiliar with and read it out-loud together. This looking group, hosted by Janneke van Leeuwen, works with the VTS method and is focused on slowing down the way in which we as viewers look at images. The sessions bring into question the difference between looking and seeing.

Free event.

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The Thinking Eye & The Social Brain Workshop
Mar
22
12:45 PM12:45

The Thinking Eye & The Social Brain Workshop

Exploring our inner worlds with Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS)

For a long time, it was assumed that the brain separates personal thoughts from factual information about the world. However, a growing body of research suggests that the same brain networks that analyse and store visual and verbal information also regulate complex social behaviour. In other words, our social identity affects the way we see and communicate. These social brain networks are also involved when we engage with art, which has been harnessed by the arts-based facilitated learning method VTS. VTS enables people to examine how their personal experiences inform the way they process complex visual information in carefully moderated group discussions. In this workshop the social brain dynamics of VTS will be discussed in relation to its value as a person-centred educational or therapeutic instrument. The session will finish with a demonstration of a VTS group discussion on a visual artwork.

This workshop is for psychology students at Tilburg University

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Mar
13
6:00 PM18:00

Seminar at the UCL Institute of Making

NB: UCL Institute of Making members only event

Every month this new informal research event will feature a researcher and how they navigate the Makespace to develop their academic work. Come along to make new connections, and generate ideas for how the tools in our Makespace could be used in your own research.

Janneke van Leeuwen, Founder of The Thinking Eye, will present the Thresholds/Virtual Colour Rooms Installation she made at the Institute of Making. The installation is a public adaptation of one of her PhD research projects at the UCL Institute of Neurology and the Wellcome Collection, in which she investigates the relationship between visual art, the social brain and dementia.

Drop in, no booking required, doors open at 5.45pm

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Advancing Dementia Care Through the Arts and Sciences Conference
Nov
24
10:00 AM10:00

Advancing Dementia Care Through the Arts and Sciences Conference

Join us on 24 November 2017 for an exciting day of presentations, discussions and art experiments about how the arts and sciences, working together, can help to understand dementia.

Ongoing and emerging world-class research will highlight some of the advances the arts can make to dementia research and care. The conference is sponsored by the RSPH Special Interest Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing.

Who should attend?

The conference welcomes practitioners from older adult and public health services, artists working with people with dementia or planning to do so, health and social care commissioners and academic researchers.

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Look Again at The Photographers' Gallery
Oct
26
6:30 PM18:30

Look Again at The Photographers' Gallery

Look Again invites an intimate group of participants to look intensively at a single photograph they are unfamiliar with and read it out-loud together. This looking group, hosted by Janneke van Leeuwen, works with the VTS method and is focused on slowing down the way in which we as viewers look at images. The sessions bring into question the difference between looking and seeing.

Free event.

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Pint of Science/Creative Reactions Event: Dimensions of Dementia
Oct
11
7:00 PM19:00

Pint of Science/Creative Reactions Event: Dimensions of Dementia

One in 3 people born this year in the UK will develop dementia. Although there is no cure, scientists and researchers are working hard to find one. Supported by Guarantors of Brain, we bring you this event to explore what dementia means to us all in the hope of reducing the stigma and fear around it. Through a combination of art and science, we aim to make this topic accessible to everyone. This event will challenge the traditional definitions and common misconceptions, while providing the most current research advances and understanding of dementia through a multimedia approach.

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Look Again at The Photographers' Gallery
Jul
6
6:30 PM18:30

Look Again at The Photographers' Gallery

Look Again invites an intimate group of participants to look intensively at a single photograph they are unfamiliar with and read it out-loud together. This looking group, hosted by Janneke van Leeuwen, works with the VTS method and is focused on slowing down the way in which we as viewers look at images. The sessions bring into question the difference between looking and seeing.

Free event.

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Janneke van Leeuwen and Andreas Roepstorff - Conversations in Time
Jun
25
8:00 PM20:00

Janneke van Leeuwen and Andreas Roepstorff - Conversations in Time

Conversations in Time is a series of conversations inspired by the American artist, critic and author, Suzi Gablik’s groundbreaking book, Conversations Before the End of Time (1995).Inspired by its still prescient dialogues, artists, writers and cultural thinkers have been recorded in one to one conversations, broadly inspired by the question: What is the purpose or role of art in an age of accelerating social change and environmental uncertainty?New conversations will be added throughout the duration of the Aarhus European Capital of Culture 2017 Public Programme.

https://player.fm/series/conversations-in-time/janneke-van-leeuwen-and-andreas-roepstorff-conversations-in-time

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Created Out of Mind: Shaping Public Perception of Dementia through the Arts and Sciences
Jun
15
7:00 PM19:00

Created Out of Mind: Shaping Public Perception of Dementia through the Arts and Sciences

with Mr. Charlie Harrison, Ms. Charlie Murphy, Ms. Janneke Van Leeuwen & Prof. Paul Camic

This is a participatory event that explores how the arts+the sciences can impact research and dementia care. The audience will be invited to 'test out' 4 art experiences that are being developed by collaborators at the Wellcome Collection's Hub residency in dementia. People with and without dementia are welcome to attend.

The Thinking Eye's founder Janneke van Leeuwen invites you all to join her in an open exploration of a visual artwork from the Wellcome Collection, using the Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) method.

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Look Again at The Photographers' Gallery
Mar
16
6:30 PM18:30

Look Again at The Photographers' Gallery

Look Again invites an intimate group of participants to look intensively at a single photograph they are unfamiliar with and read it out-loud together. This looking group, hosted by Janneke van Leeuwen, works with the VTS method and is focused on slowing down the way in which we as viewers look at images. The sessions bring into question the difference between looking and seeing.

Costs: Free event.

 

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Look Again Special at The Photographers' Gallery: Blind Sight
Jul
28
6:30 PM18:30

Look Again Special at The Photographers' Gallery: Blind Sight

Look Again invites an intimate group of participants to look intensively at a single photograph they are unfamiliar with and read it out-loud together. This looking group, hosted by Janneke van Leeuwen, works with the VTS method and is focused on slowing down the way in which we as viewers look at images. The sessions bring into question the difference between looking and seeing.

During this special edition of Look Again both sighted and blind people are invited to join as we will explore the presented artwork through both sight and touch.

Costs: Free event.

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Thinker in Residence Talk, The Photographers' Gallery
Jun
16
12:00 PM12:00

Thinker in Residence Talk, The Photographers' Gallery

Between May and September 2016 The Photographers' Gallery invites all visitors to become a Thinker in Residence at The Photographers’ Gallery to think about and talk about photography.

Notice: On the 16th of June The Thinking Eye's Founder Janneke van Leeuwen will be in conversation with Thinker in Residence Programme Leader Oliver Whitehead. There has been a change of time however and the conversation will now take place between 12:00 and 12:45. They will talk about mirrored perspective taking in brain trauma rehabilitation and how this relates to Rochelle Costi's interactive installation at The Photographers' Gallery.

Costs: Free event.

Thinker in Residence Blog

 

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Look Again at The Photographers' Gallery
Apr
27
6:30 PM18:30

Look Again at The Photographers' Gallery

Look Again invites an intimate group of participants to look intensively at a single photograph they are unfamiliar with and read it out-loud together. This looking group, hosted by Janneke van Leeuwen, works with the VTS method and is focused on slowing down the way in which we as viewers look at images. The sessions bring into question the difference between looking and seeing.

Costs: Free.

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Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) & Brain Dynamics
Mar
11
3:00 PM15:00

Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) & Brain Dynamics

The Thinking Eye's founder Janneke van Leeuwen will give a lecture on Google Hangout to an invited group of education experts on the topic of VTS & Brain Dynamics .

An increasing body of neuroimaging studies link visual perception to a major brain network called the Default Mode Network (DMN). This network is thought to be responsible for our sense of identity, our social awareness and moral compass. This network also enables us to remember our past as well as envision and plan our future. What these findings suggest is that visual understanding is directly connected to the kind of complex thought processes we consider to be ultimately human. Neuroimaging studies have also pointed out another unexpected reason why visual literacy is a such vital life skill. The Default Mode Network also shows increased activity when we engage in creative thought processes and when we look at art that we find very interesting. Janneke van Leeuwen will explain which different brain processes are involved when we try to make sense of the world around us and what effects art has on the brain. She will connect this to the mechanisms of the arts-based facilitated learning method Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) to explain from a brain perspective why this method has proven to be successful in guiding social & cognitive development.

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Look Again at The Photographers' Gallery
Jan
28
6:30 PM18:30

Look Again at The Photographers' Gallery

Look Again invites an intimate group of participants to look intensively at a single photograph they are unfamiliar with and read it out-loud together. This looking group, hosted by Janneke van Leeuwen, works with the VTS method and is focused on slowing down the way in which we as viewers look at images. The sessions bring into question the difference between looking and seeing.

Costs: Free

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Free VTS facilitator training try-out
Dec
29
to Dec 30

Free VTS facilitator training try-out

The Thinking Eye will kick-off with a try-out of the Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) training programme for professional development. There is place for max. 10 participants to take part for free in this 2-days VTS facilitator training across London-based museums. The programme will be 25% theory and 75% practice. The Thinking Eye's founder and VTS trainer Janneke van Leeuwen will explain more about the theoretical framework behind the VTS method and will link this to recent neuroscientific research into how our brains perceive art. Everyone will get the opportunity to practice their VTS moderating skills guided by coaching. In return The Thinking Eye would appreciate a research collaboration and feedback on the training programme. A formal art education is not a prerequisite to take part.

The Thinking Eye is looking forward to get started!

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Look Again at The Photographers' Gallery
Oct
22
6:30 PM18:30

Look Again at The Photographers' Gallery

Look Again invites an intimate group of participants to look intensively at a single photograph they are unfamiliar with and read it out-loud together. This looking group, hosted by Janneke van Leeuwen, works with the VTS method and is focused on slowing down the way in which we as viewers look at images. The sessions bring into question the difference between looking and seeing.

Costs: Free

The Photographers' Gallery: Look Again Oct 22 2015

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Look Again at The Photographers' Gallery
Apr
1
6:30 PM18:30

Look Again at The Photographers' Gallery

Look Again invites an intimate group of participants to look intensively at a single photograph they are unfamiliar with and read it out-loud together. This looking group, hosted by Janneke van Leeuwen, works with the VTS method and is focused on slowing down the way in which we as viewers look at images. The sessions bring into question the difference between looking and seeing.

 

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Look Again at The Photographers' Gallery
Oct
2
6:30 PM18:30

Look Again at The Photographers' Gallery

Look Again invites an intimate group of participants to look intensively at a single photograph they are unfamiliar with and read it out-loud together. This looking group, hosted by Janneke van Leeuwen, works with the VTS method and is focused on slowing down the way in which we as viewers look at images. The sessions bring into question the difference between looking and seeing.

 

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