Project AfterBirth is now part of the Digital Institute for Early Parenthood.
Launched in October 2016, DIEP is a global art, research and education initiative aimed at seeking out and addressing the cultural factors that contribute to so many 21st century mothers’ and fathers’ sense of isolation and the rise in perinatal mental health issues.
To this end DIEP devises, develops and delivers:
– rolling ARTISTIC PROGRAMME of international art exhibitions, festivals, screenings and other events on a variety of themes relating to real 21st century early parenthood experiences, featuring autobiographical work by progressive artists of any gender and spanning visual, performance, literary, film & digital art;
– independent RESEARCH PROGRAMME which addresses potential missing links in mainstream studies of pregnancy, birth and new parenthood experiences in partnership with RESEARCH FELLOWS and organisations from all over the world;
– pioneering EDUCATION ROGRAMME consisting of study modules and workshops that utilise powerful works of art by its ASSOCIATE ARTISTS to encourage (future) doctors, other medical professionals and new parents to contemplate their role and responsibility in the outcome of pregnancy, birth and new parenthood experiences and the potential intergenerational consequences of their decisions.
In addition, DIEP is building the first INTERNATIONAL NETWORK in the world that brings together ACADEMICS, RESEARCHERS, OBSTETRICIANS, GYNAECOLOGISTS, MIDWIVES, DOULAS, PSYCHOLOGISTS, ARTISTS, JOURNALISTS and any other professionals whose work has a direct impact on new parents or parents-to-be. This GLOBAL NETWORK will make any relevant news, work, research, art and thoughts on 21st century early parenthood experiences accessible to anyone who shares DIEP‘s mission to improve 21st century early parenthood experiences.
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