Exhibition Sketching Brains Oxford
Sketching Brains is a collaborative exhibition project designed to stimulate new conversations about the act of sketching in and about neurosurgical practice. Based on a series of field studies within the Department of Neurosurgery at Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin by graphic ethnographer Maxime Le Calvé and on the research of neurosurgeon and cultural scientist Anna L. Roethe, this initiative takes the form of conversations based on graphic-based narratives presented and continued both on site and online. The texts in German and English are open to comment so that the community can react to and question the descriptions. The "participant exhibition" becomes a living community forum, choreographed by the ethnographer, to better understand the impact of neurosurgery on the lives of people on both sides of the scalpel.