Health Humanities

InSight: Visualizing Health Humanities

The InSight: Visualizing Health Humanities exhibition explores how we can visually translate and communicate knowledge from diverse work in the health humanities in ways that are innovative, engaging and accessible. Thirty-two entries from students, faculty, staff, and alumni in more than twenty faculties or units will be displayed or performed in or near the Fine Arts Building Gallery. These visual, sound and performance explorations share a space that both occupies and transcends a single gallery, providing insights into the evolving story of health humanities at the University of Alberta, as well as opportunities to build further connections and support future collaborations.

Bonnie Sadler Takach, Pamela Brett-MacLean & Aidan Rowe, curators

Works by

Timothy J. Anderson, Diane Aubin, Wendy Austin, Brenda Barry Byrne, Sylvia Barton, Mark Bieber, Camryn Boechler, Patricia Boechler, Nicole Bretzer, Michael Burden, Alison Clarke, Susan Colberg, Michael Coulis, Robert Ferrari, Carlos Fiorentino, Jorge Frascara, Lisa Given, Sean Gouglas, Sahil Gupta, Liz Ingram, Ben King, Sharla King, Catherine Kmita, Kaisu Koski, Robert Lederer, Lili Liu, Bob Lysay, Agnieszka Matejko, Maria Mayan, Lianne McTavish, Gloria Mok, Brad Necyk, Ioanis Nikolaidis, Guillermina Noël, Zachary Polis, Greig Rasmussen, Patrick J. Reed, Geoffrey Rockwell, Stan Ruecker, Cheryl Sadowski, Daniela Schlüter, Nikki Shaffeeullah, Andrea Soler, Sarah Stonehocker, Eleni Stroulia, Olga Szafran, Rannie Tao, Jean Triscott, Julia Vlasenko, Patrick von Hauff, Earle Waugh, Chris Westbury, Jerry Whitehead, Marlena Wyman, Theresa Zip

Students from DES 395, DES 493 (A1 + X1), DES 593 (A1 + X1)

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Pamela Brett-MacLean says: May 18, 2012 at 4:24 pm

To begin, just a huge expression of thanks!! to everyone involved in realizing this project and all its related aspects! … What an amazing exhibit that has been created – what a wonderful opening reception! A heartfelt thanks to all the exhibitors, to Bonnie Sadler Takach and Aidan Rowe! and to Blair Brennan (Manager, FAB Gallery)! … I encourage everyone to take time (as they are able) to experience the various aspects of the exhibit in person, or via the website (there is also a book on the exhibit that is available for sale, beautifully designed by Sergio Serrano). Bryan Kulba, thanks for developing this wonderful website, along with its blog interface!

I am hopeful that this blog will allow for a sharing of insights regarding the emerging field of the “health humanities” from a variety of perspectives–including being a contributing exhibitor, others who have experienced the exhibition, and also others near and far who may only be experiencing the “InSight Visualizing Health Humanities” exhibition digitally, via this website/ blog.

Do feel free to post your reflections here … regarding the intersections between medicine, the health sciences, arts and humanities you have experienced or study, and why they matter.

If I were to offer a simple, beginning reflection–I feel changed just from being in a space in which so many have offered their artistic visualizations of a range of connections between the health sciences, arts and humanities–a wonderful elixir: new beginning/ continuing conversations, an array of potential collaborative explorations.