Nappy Printing & Healthcare Cutting

Public workshop 5th May 2017 by Bogers & Joensson

Exploring the potential of tactile and ‘imprecise’ visualisation techniques, this workshop introduces artistic with tools that allow us to look ‘underneath’ the data of healthcare, rather than at it, to tease out and discuss the social and political values of new healthcare governance.

Healthcare reform policies such as “Leading Change – Adding Value” (May 2016) show how healthcare is being remodelled according to measurable metrics, which rely on data produced by expecting mothers, new born babies and working midwives, while midwives and healthcare staff are asked to demonstrate their own value through data collection. But who harvests the value of these datasets, and with what benefits are healthcare being churned to numbers?

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