RSA Bath: Retouching the World - RSA

RSA Bath: retouching the world

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  • Creativity
  • Mental health
  • Health & wellbeing

We’re continuing the series of bringing the RSA SW and What Next? West Chapter community together online to connect, check in and to hear from different speakers.

Join us at this month's RSA Bath Network event to hear from our speaker Helen Jury. Helen is an art psychotherapist and doctoral researcher at UCL in the Department of Genetics, the Psychoanalysis Unit, and auditing the Slade School of Art. Amongst recent publications, Art Therapy in Museums and Galleries: Reframing Practice, by Helen Jury and Ali Coles, is the first edited collection of international evidence in this field. Helen has a special interest in the use of objects and materials and the non-verbal in art psychotherapy practice, and in working with students and clinical trainees.

In the session, Helen will explore the overall relevance of the sense of touch and its power, non-verbally, in our understanding of our worlds; why we can’t do without it and arguably, how our understanding of touch has altered and become more acute and broad-ranging as a result of the pandemic. During the pandemic, touch has taken centre stage in being acutely felt by its absence, along with taste and smell. But, had we previously considered the importance of touch as an essential sense that meaningfully connects us?

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