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Bringing breathlessness into view

People living with breathlessness find their experience hard to describe to others. The aim of this project was to explore the idea of making an exhibition to show the public what it is like living with breathlessness.

About the project

Funder: Hull City of Culture 2017 / Wellcome Trust
Time frame: 2017: Completed
Contact for more details: Professor Miriam Johnson (miriam.johnson@hyms.ac.uk) and Dr Ann Hutchinson (ann.hutchinson@hyms.ac.uk)

These workshops brought together local people with chronic breathlessness and a Hull-based artist to create the ideas for a public photographic exhibition showing what it’s like living with breathlessness in Hull; “bringing breathlessness into view”.

People living with breathlessness find their experience hard to describe to others. Two workshops were held with 29 attendees. Participants were interested in the idea of the exhibition and had much to contribute to its design. Participants also suggested venues for the exhibition and what to include alongside the photographic exhibition.