The Cost of Dying - Photography Exhibition

The Cost of Dying - Photography Exhibition

End of Life Studies Group: ARC Public
Date: Tuesday 25 April 2023 - Friday 05 May 2023
Time: 09:00 - 17:00
Venue: The Mazumdar-Shaw Advanced Research Centre, 11 Chapel Lane, University of Glasgow, G11 6EW.
Category: Exhibitions, Academic events, Student events

“The Cost of Dying” photographic exhibition aims to shed light on the way in which people’s socio-economic circumstances can have a profound effect on their end of life experiences.  This exhibition is the culmination of a four-year research project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), which is part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). People with lived experience of financial hardship and serious advanced illness were supported to take images that tell their story of dying at home in Scotland. In addition, award-winning documentary photograper Margaret Mitchell was commissioned to create a body of work reflecting on participants’ stories and emotions.

The project has generated imagery of end of life experiences seldom seen or considered by society at large. The exhibition is designed to inform the public conversation around improving the end of life care for those living with poverty and structural disadvantage. Exhibition Details The public exhibition will be held at the Advanced Research Centre (ARC) located at The University of Glasgow, 11 Chapel Lane, Glasgow, G11 6EW.

The exhibition will run from 25th April to 5th May 2023, and it will be open to visitors from Monday to Friday, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm (excluding 1st May bank holiday), and on Saturdays, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm. This event is free to attend and does not require a ticket. In addition, we will be hosting a professional panel discussion on Wednesday 26th April, 1:00pm - 3:00pm, also in the ARC, to explore the impact of the images and discuss ways to improve end-of-life care for people experiencing financial hardship and deprivation.

This is a public event and we welcome anybody who would like to attend. Please see the Eventbrite page for more details and to register.

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