Anarchy in the Organism (AITO); Cancer as a Complex System

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Discussion / debate / seminar
Over 18s only
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Franks / Steel Room, Wellcome Collection Conference Centre
183 Euston Road


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About the event

Wellcome Trust funded Symposium.

This symposium will be a discussion of ideas, collaborations and interactions with patients, carers, researchers, clinicians that contributed to Simeon Nelson's new installation in the UCH Macmillan Cancer Centre.

Complexity theory underpins the thinking behind AITO. It is an integrative way of looking at disparate phenomena and in the artists opinion has great explanatory power when confronting the possible meanings of cancer from a scientific, an ethical and existential perspective for patients, their loved-ones, carers, researchers and anyone interested in the wider implications of cancer.

The symposium will take the form of a series of talks followed by open discussion.
Confirmed Speakers:
Simeon Nelson, the artist
Monia Brizzi, a chartered counselling psychologist
Gilly Angell, patient
Simon Walker-Samuel, Senior Research Associate, UCL Centre for Advanced Biomedical Imaging
Jorge Castillo Sepúlveda, Group of Social Studies of Science and Technology, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

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