Under the Microscope

Under the Microscope is an arts research project conceived and led by artist Sofie Layton. The work explores how children and their families interpret medical information and understand disease, and culminated in a series of exhibitions and installations made in partnership with clinicians, researchers, patients and their families at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) April 2015 – April 2016.

As part of a collaboration with the cardiovascular team, Sofie devised and delivered a series of workshops for young people with congenital heart disease, exploring the uniqueness of their disease.

Unique – artist-led participatory workshops, involving young people living with cardiac conditions and congenital heart disorders.

Under the Microscope was created in partnership with GO Create! and the National Institute of Health Research Great Ormond Street Biomedical Research Centre (NIHR GOSH BRC).

The project is kindly funded by the Wellcome Trust, NIHR GOSH BRC, Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity and the Blavatnik Family Foundation.