Procreate Projects presents: OXYTOCIN – Birthing the world

Royal College of Art, London – 3rd June 2017

Oxytocin is a one-day symposium and programme of performances about mothers, mother art, maternal health & wellbeing.

Supported by LADA and under the umbrella of the Procreate Project, the event is curated together with Dyana Gravina form the Procreate Project, Martha Joy Rose from the Museum of Motherhood (USA), Laura Godfrey-Isaacs, artist, midwife and founder of Home Live Art, Sara Paiola, researcher in Law and Human Rights from the School of Law, Birkbeck University and Sarah Dufayard, artist and producer.

Oxytocin is an international research and community event focused on mothers and carers. The panels will analyse current critical practices pushing for new strategies aimed at increasing the visibility and representation of women and mothers in society.

The symposium will highlight new ideas whereby infrastructures and creative programs can support and facilitate healthy families thus challenging attitudes towards motherhood, female sexuality, birth, depression and human rights.

Oxytocin will encourage conversation and exchange between medical, academic and art sectors with the aim to facilitate collaborations between them and increase awareness on women’s rights, mental, emotional and physical needs during pregnancy, labour and postnatal adaptation.

The event opens a community discussion aimed at spotlighting the connection between much-needed support for mothers and new approaches that are designed to encourage mothers’ and childrens’ optimum health, professional and artistic development, ongoing education, and continuing connection.

The event will consist of panel discussions lead by three sectors (Artists & Academy, Midwifery, Mental Health and human rights) fused with a day programme of performances, installations and live art.


We are now accepting proposals from both male and female artists/group of artists, who’s works will respond to these subjects. Oxytocin will showcase live art, installations, multi-media and multi-disciplinary performances.

* Childcare will be offered to the artists and their children for the day during rehearsal and showtimes.

How to apply:

Please send your proposal with images and links to

Deadline for submission:

Wednesday 10th May 5pm




more info

Martha Joy Rose: Founder, The Museum of Motherhood (USA) and Journal of Mother Studies
Laura Godfrey Issacs: Artist and Midwife, founder of Home Live Art (UK)
Ana Alvarez-Arrecalde: Awarded international Visual Artist (Spain)
Dr Sally Marlow – PhD National Addiction Centre Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London (UK)