This evening takes place in Dutch
Think Care is a series of multi-part performances that brings together sharp thinkers on stage. Care providers, scientists, opinion makers and artists dissect the medical-ethical dilemmas in a human life and confront us with the big questions of our time. In words, music and images.
Pain comes in many guises: gnawing toothache, migraine or back pain but also depression, phantom pain and the pain of being. It is a highly personal sensation that signals that something is wrong, a complex phenomenon that takes place between body and mind. Pain is sometimes a mystery but leaves no one untouched.
Pain is hard to capture in words. We make an attempt and spend an evening talking with pain specialists and experts by experience. They unravel the mechanisms behind pain and expose what pain teaches us about ourselves and our humanity.
Hanne Craeymeersch | clinical psychologist (UZ Gent)
Koen Paemeleire | neurologist and headache specialist (UZ Gent)
Sam Schelfout | pain doctor (UZ Gent)
Eva Spierenburg | visual artist and experiencer
Birsen Taspinar | clinical psychologist
Tine Van Ingelgem | psychologist and expert by experience
Sophie Wouters | pediatrician Pain Clinic (UZ Gent)
LIVE MUSIC Naima Joris & Vitja Pauwels
HOST Lies Steppe, presenter and radio producer Klara
An initiative of Ghent University Hospital, in cooperation with Handelsreizigers in Ideeën and Ha Concerts
photo © Creedi Zhong