Oxytocin – birthing the world, 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 highlighted 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.

Symposium and Programme of Performances

The event format consisted 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.

Oxytocin-birthing the World encouraged 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 opened 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.

Future Research

This was a starting point of a long-term research and future actions to achieve this mission together. This research will continue in 2018 with a group of academics, artists, health carers and scientists and will see the collaboration of academics, health carers and scientists and artists.

We commit to justice and substantial changes, and we commit to art and art of motherhood.

For mor information visit our website www.oxytocinbirthinghteworld.co.uk 

Ph by Dafne Salis