What we're about
* WHO: All welcome! If you love learning, games and fresh air this event is for you.
* WHY: Learn about changing blood donation trends in and beyond Scotland
* EXPECT: A fun hour long walk (race!) around downtown Edinburgh
1:30 Meet up at 50 George Sq. (but you are welcome to start anytime between 1-2pm). Form teams of 2 or more with other Meet-upers.
1:40 Start scavenger hunt - 9 stops in central Edinburgh
2:45 Finish scavenger hunt
3:00 Meet for food/drinks -- e.g. Doctors Pub (32 Forest Rd.) is close by and on theme ;0)
Want to explore Edinburgh? Bloodscape (https://www.bloodscape.net) is a one-hour self-guided adventure will let you see Edinburgh through the lens of blood - including changing trends, global campaigns and, of course, Harry Potter. Bloodscape will broaden your understanding of blood as a vital good.
Bloodscape is part of the 2018 Being Human Festival (https://beinghumanfestival.org/). The goal of the festival is to share humanities research with the public. This event draws on research conducted at the University of Edinburgh in Medical Anthropology, including how blood donation is used as a tool of social integration by immigrants and how climate change might disrupt blood delivery.
Just as blood circulates in the body, it also circulates in society via supply chains. The nature of these supply chains shifts over time and place. Bloodscape aims to shed light on these dynamics through the embodied (and fun!) experience of a scavenger hunt.