Public workshop 5th May 2017
Exploring the potential of tactile and ‘imprecise’ visualization 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 maternity healthcare governance.
Healthcare reform policies such as “Leading Change – Adding Value” (May 2016) show how maternity healthcare is being remodeled 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?
In this workshop we share some of our research tools to make use of health care policies, statistics and data production, and we interpret the newest maternity policy using DIY stamp and print making methods, such as potato stamps, and make pretty nappies for our baby-friends to poop in!