Birthing a Better Future is a thought-provoking art and science exhibition designed to raise awareness about the first 1001 days - from conception to age two - of a child’s life which are critical in terms of laying the foundations for their mental, physical and emotional health and well-being. This exhibition brings together a wide range of positive and diverse opinions to raise awareness on pregnancy, birth and parenting.
After the positive response to our successful pilot exhibitions at the Houses of Parliament (2016) and the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford (2017/18), it encouraged us to develop the exhibition further. It is the culmination of working with 32 artists and 28 scientists and many hours of research to produce a portable exhibition, consisting of 18 double-sided banners, conveying an empowering message. All text is underpinned by expert opinions and scientific research and is accompanied by thought-provoking art.
Science proves beyond doubt how important the 1001 days are for optimum brain development, an outcome which is most readily achieved through exposure to healthy environments and good relationships. These positive early connections last a lifetime, and are vital in creating successful, happy and healthy adults.
In fact statistics show 'perinatal depression, anxiety and psychosis carry a total long-term cost to society of about £8.1 billion for each one-year cohort of births in the UK' which could be significantly reduced if more support is given during these first 1001 days.
We are very lucky that The Lancet has published an official report stating that 80% of people who saw our Oxford exhibition found it had an effect in raising awareness about the 1001 days. Visitors expressed how they found the exhibition informative, educational, moving and inspiring, even prompting changes in behaviour.
Alex Florschutz, the founder of Zero2 Expo, is an artist, art psychotherapist, author and curator of the Birthing a Better Future Art and Science Exhibition and campaign. For the last 3 years, she has been working on this project, with a team of top professionals, to raise awareness about this important time. But more importantly, she is passionately interested in the science and psychology behind pregnancy, childbirth and parenting which is also reflected in her artwork.
Birthing a Better Future is the most exciting Art & Science Exhibition you’ll ever see and it’s now available for hire to support your event which will enable it to tour the UK and beyond. This exhibition is a vital model to demonstrate the power of science and art to communicate a powerful public health message.
For more info contact:
Alex Florschutz, 07787 122157, email@example.com
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