There are many more things, between heaven and earth, than are dreamt of in your philosophy, Horatio.
Public health sciences make up for an incredibly interdisciplinary research field because every little or big detail in our lives has the potential to influence our health – be it conditions in which we grow, mass media, politics and policies, climate change, power, architecture, money or arts.
If you want to think about something you haven’t thought about before, learn something new, and meet extremely dedicated and inspiring individuals who travelled the world to share their ideas with you, then come and learn about how the latter – arts – can play a role for global public health and learning.
On the 14th of May, Lilian Nabulime from Makerere University, Uganda, and Elizabeth Gaufberg from Harvard University, USA, will be at Karolinska Institutet creating a day to explore diverse perspectives of art as a medium in public health. Curious? You can register here.
In the evening, there will be a vernissage with a few of Lilian’s art works at Candyland on Södermalm. Candyland is a little art space founded a decade ago. It is run by ten people taking turns in organising art exhibitions, one of them being Johan von Schreeb, Associate Professor at the Centre for Global Health at Karolinska Institutet.
Art is a language that all people speak that cuts across racial, cultural, social, educational and economic barriers and enhances cultural appreciation and awareness. It can exercise and develop higher order skills including analysis, synthesis, evaluation and ‘problem finding’.
—Tanja Tomson, Programme Director Public Health Sciences and Global Health, initiator of the event