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Pandemics and Public Health

Watch:  WHO expert Dr Mike Ryan is leading the fight against COVID-19
 

12th March 2020

In the current climate of fear and uncertainty around COVID-19 and the misinformation and fake news which can distort our understanding of the spread of the virus, we wanted to share our work on infectious disease, in the hope that it can offer some insight into past cases of infection; the way public health officials respond and the personal stories at the heart of such tragedies.

Welcome to our first resident artist of 2020

Image courtesy of the artist

Samra Mayanja is a Leeds based artist working in film and performance. 

Don’t be afraid of the label

By Blast Theory
Artist James Shreeve

Plastic Tiger Factory: James Shreeve
 

While 2019 felt like a tough year across the globe, one thing that filled us with pure joy was having James Shreeve intern with us for three months.

Gift hits Belgrade for #PlayUK

Gift PlayUK Belgrade

Gift is at the Museum of Applied Art from 23 January – 30 September 2020. Find out more.

Blast Theory at Barcelona's CCCB

Gameplay CCCB Rider Spoke (2007)

‘Rider Spoke’ will be exhibited at Barcelona’s iconic Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona until May 2020 for #GameplayCCCB. Read more.

Watch the parade film

Spit Spreads Death: The Parade

Over four hundred people walked in the parade to honour the thousands who died in the 1918-19 flu pandemic. Now open at Philadelphia’s Mütter Museum.

Explore our work on infectious diseases

A woman with pink hair looks at a model of a hotel room made from metal

17 unsuspecting people checked in to the 9th floor of the Metropole Hotel on the night of 21st February 2003.

Who the hell are Blast Theory?

Kidnap, Debbie on the roof

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