BAD project – Living horizontally

The UM student Videoteam of Maastricht University made a video of the Horizontal Living project, funded by the BAD Award 2018. This is special project connecting art and science. Yiyun Chen (artist) lived in a bed and alone for one month to see what it's like to be physically isolated from the outside world.  
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A month-long lie-in – Horizontal living

Imagine living and working from your bed, day in and day out: no exercise, no contact with others. Your food is delivered, as are other necessities. More than half a million Japanese people have been living like this for years – either of their own accord or by necessity. It was one of the sources of inspiration for Chinese artist Yiyun Chen. Together with UM scientists, Professor Patrick Schrauwe...
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Disrupted circadian rhythm increases risk of type 2 diabetes

A reversal of the day and night rhythm, due to shift work for example, leads to a disturbance in blood sugar levels. These findings of the Maastricht research team, led by Professor Patrick Schrauwen, were published in the renowned scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Click here to read more about the study and here for the article. Watch the interview w...
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Horizontal living – BAD Award

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Vera and Patrick Schrauwen are the winners of the BAD Award with artist Yiyun Chen. BAD stands for Bio Art & Design, and is an initiative to create collaboration between artists and scientists. The project is called “horizontal living” and aims to raise awareness for the potential negative health effects that physical inactivity has, and for the factors – such as cold exposure, exercise, di...
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