Disrupting the downward spiral: how art may help living with Parkinson’s

Short report on the 2nd event 2019

This event was again held at the MRC PPU Lab’s building in Dundee. It was a well organised event, especially due the efforts of the staff.

Prof Miratul Muqit provided this short report on the event.


Prof. Miratul Muqit: Creative arts and Parkinson’s

Dr. Bethany Whiteside: Dance and Parkinson’s

Daksha Patel: Rhythmic Marks: idea and goals, the workshop and results

Werner Remmele: A photographer going astray – My experience with Rhythmic Marks

Disrupting the downward spiral:

How art may help living with Parkinson’s

Date: 10 Oct 2019, 13:00 – 16:00

Location University of Dundee; School of Life Sciences,
Dow St, Dundee DD1 5EH

Our second event 2019 will again be done jointly together with the University of Dundee.

It evolved from a workshop with members of DRIG as part of a separate Dundee project between artist Daksha Patel and the MRC PPU Lab of the University of Dundee. It is linked to an exhibition by Daksha Patel at the DCA featuring work connected to Parkinson’s research at the MRC-PPU. 

During this event we will discuss how and why producing art can be beneficial for people with Parkinson’s. After this initial session we will concentrate on a specific method, developed by the artist Daksha Patel: Rhythmic Marks.

The last session will be a podium discussion with participation of professionals, artists and patients.

This event is open to anybody interested in Parkinson’s and its treatment.

Participation is free but registration is necessary as the number of participants is limited

Don’t forget: Register here


13:00 Session 1: Parkinson’s and Art

A compilation of examples of projects, results, research topics, artists.

Session 2: Rhythmic Marks, a technique to support people with Parkinson’s

Idea and goals, preparation, workshop, result and feedback from participants

Session 3: Podium Discussion:
The impact of art on the everyday life of people with Parkinson’s

16:00 End

We are looking forward to seeing you on Oct. 10 in Dundee.

And don’t forget: Register here