WHO WE ARE
Dear World Project is currently a collaboration between researchers at The Rutledge Lab at the Max Planck UCL Centre for Computational Psychiatry and Ageing Research, and artist Alban Low. We are a growing team of artists and researchers, who combine our approaches of art and science to open up conversations around mental health.
In the run up to our 2020 exhibition, we will be looking for further contributions from artists and collaborators, find out how to get involved.
Alban Low is a London based artist involved in a variety of creative projects. He illustrates album artwork, publishes books, makes films, designs maps, and organises inclusive exhibitions. He is artist-in-residence at the School of Nursing, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education at Kingston University and St George's University of London. Alban spends his evenings in the jazz clubs of London where he captures the exhilaration of live performances in his sketchbook.
Matilde is a Post-doctoral researcher interested in how individual differences in the ability of selecting the best course of action relate to mood. More generally she uses cognitive neuroscience approaches to understand symptoms of psychiatric disorders such as depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Benjamin is a PhD student whose interests lie in the neuroscience of decision-making and affective states. His work aims to bridge the explanatory gap between brain and behaviour. Through the Dear World project, Benjamin hopes to improve the public's perception of mental health issues and reduce associated social stigma.
Cassandra is the Public Engagement Manager at the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging. She currently oversees a large public engagement program with a vision of engaging people with neurological and psychiatric conditions to meaningfully to contribute to the research.