Life is Shit, Shit is Life

FREE – booking essential

The phrase ‘life is shit’ is usually metaphorical. However, recent discoveries in the biomedical field have highlighted how faecal matter has a central role in shaping who we are: our personality, our mental health, our susceptibility to disease. According to this new paradigm, shit is actually life.

This long-table discussion with Aoife Monks, Fulvio D'Acquisto, Qasim Aziz and guests, explores the meanings of physical and metaphorical shit for different disciplines and cultures. Involving performance artists, clinicians, immunologists, historians, literary scholars, geographers, theatre historians and you, this event will ask how shit features in our daily London lives.

Wellcome Collection
Sun 19 Feb: 1.30pm - 2.30pm
This event will be British Sign Language interpreted by Naomi Gray and Michelle Wood. To book an access ticket please email access@wellcomecollection.org or call 020 7611 2222.

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