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Hyper Functional, Ultra Healthy | Natasha Trotman: Subset/Reset

13 Jan – 09 Feb 2020

Part of Hyper Functional, Ultra Healthy, a programme of six specially commissioned artworks exploring the concept and practice of wellness.

Subset/Reset unpacks and reframes the sensorial world from neuro-divergent perspectives. Neuro-divergence is used to describe non-pathological variation in the human brain that can effect sociability, learning, attention, mood and other mental functions.

Using everyday lived experiences, the film reveals neuro-normative bias in everyday life and asks what we might learn about our behaviour from other neuro types than our own.


Natasha Trotman is a designer, maker and researcher whose work focuses on mental difference, experience interventions and design as a conduit for new conversations and approaches around mental difference. Natasha has worked with neurodiverse communities and people with varied abilities, including those with dyspraxia, autism and those living with dementia. She has also worked with their carers and supporters.

Natasha completed a Masters degree in Information Experience Design at the Royal College of Art in 2016. She is currently working as a Research Associate at the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design on the 'Design and the Mind' project, in partnership with the Wellcome Collection, which engages and co-creates with neurodiverse people. The project is based at the Wellcome Hub in London.

Natasha also works with children, young people and adults with moderate to profound multiple learning differences and spectrum conditions. She engages with them through exploration and by building on bespoke sensory thresholds, including non-verbal communication for participation and engaging in multi-sensory experiences on varying themes and interactions.