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From Mexico, with Love

Witnessing human compassion, connection and resilience, fostered in a harsh landscape of brutal inequality, and noting the contribution and impact of research. Mexico City is a world of parallel realities – perceived in the extreme by travelling on one of … Continue reading

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CMH Arts in Health PhD Success

It is a huge pleasure to report to blog readers the success of one of our CMH PhD students, Anni Raw.  Anni has been with us since January 2010 funded on a prestigious Durham Interdisciplinary PhD Studentship.  At her viva … Continue reading

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Mexican Travel Blog 5.2: Experiencing the festival of ‘The Day of the Dead’…. part 2

Continuing this fifth instalment of my Mexico City travel blog, I outline and compare  the range of experiences of being in and around the city for the ‘Day of the Dead’ festival 2011. Episode 5.2: Experiencing the festival of ‘The … Continue reading

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Mexican Travel Blog 5.1: Experiencing the festival of ‘The Day of the Dead’…. part 1

In this fifth instalment of my Mexico City travel blog, I collect a range of experiences of being in and around the city for the ‘Day of the Dead’ festival 2011. Episode 5.1: Experiencing the festival of ‘The Day of … Continue reading

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Mexican Travel Blog 4: Experiencing the ritual of ‘Santa Muerte’ (Saint Death)

In this fourth instalment of my Mexico City travel blog I share the extraordinary experience of being invited into the very heart of the annual ritual offerings to the sub-cultural icon Santa Muerte. Episode 4: Experiencing the ritual of ‘Santa … Continue reading

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Mexican Travel Blog 3: Dressing the Cemetery for the dead

In this third instalment of my Mexico City travel blog I outline an experience of cemetery dressing, for the ‘Day of the Dead’ celebrations. Episode 3: Dressing the Cemetery for the dead. Prior to the ‘Day of the Dead’ festival … Continue reading

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Mexican Travel Blog 2: First Contact – El Faro

In this second instalment of my Mexico City travel blog I focus on a first visit to a visionary project, El Faro de Oriente, in Iztapalapa, an eastern suburb of the Federal District. A few days ago I had the … Continue reading

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Mexican Travel Blog 1: Cultural Acclimatisation

This is the first instalment of a CMH travel blog, documenting my research trip to Mexico City. The purpose of the trip is to investigate the practice of Mexican participatory artists, working in community and health projects, as an international … Continue reading

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