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The Arts and Health Research: Inspiring Creative Dialogue

Curated by

Susan Cox (University of British Columbia, Canada)
Glen Lowry (OCAD University, Canada)
Jacqueline Davidson (Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Canada)

Situated at the intersections of contemporary art and health research, this special collection brings together creative practitioners (artists and designers) and health researchers to focus cross-disciplinary dialogue and understanding. The collected papers examine methodological, ethical, and political concerns related to the employment of self-expression and arts-based approaches in health and social practice.

Working with diverse participant groups, the researchers presented here employ a variety of creative and academic forms to address a range of topics, including artistic process, dementia, end-of-life care, public art, reproductive tourism, reconciliation, and social engagement.

W. Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics, University of British Columbia

Emily Carr University of Art + Design

Intersecting practices in arts and health research: Creating dialogue and seeking new modes of collaboration Susan Cox, Glen Lowry, Jacqueline Davidson Published: 1 February 2018
Illustrating the art of (teaching) medicine Carol Ann Courneya Published: 9 June 2017
Social citizenship, public art and dementia: Walking the urban waterfront with Paul’s Club Elizabeth Kelson, Alison Phinney, Glen Lowry Published: 4 August 2017
An illness of one’s own: Memoir as art form and research as witness Arthur W. Frank Published: 25 June 2017
Ambiguity at play: Open-ended making used in mixed material-participatory research practice Hélène Day Fraser Published: 26 October 2017
Intercorporeality and visual representations of carework in nursing home environments Gloria Puurveen Published: 29 December 2017
Painting as mending structure: Landon Mackenzie in dialogue with Jacqueline Davidson Landon Mackenzie, Jacqueline Davidson Published: 26 July 2017
Arresting hope: Women taking action in prison health inside out Ruth Elwood Martin, Mo Korchinski, Lynn Fels, Carl Leggo Published: 16 July 2017
Audience responses to Contact!Unload: A Canadian research-based play about returning military veterans George Belliveau, Jennica Nichols Published: 8 July 2017
My Art, My Health: Creating empathy through sculpture, Otto Kamensek in dialogue with Jacqueline Davidson Otto Kamensek, Jacqueline Davidson Published: 21 September 2017
Reproductive tourism: A poetic inquiry Heather Walmsley, Susan Cox, Carl Leggo Published: 26 October 2017
Toward a creative-critical approach to narratives of student-to-student abuse in Canada’s Indian Residential School System Grant Charles, Glen Lowry Published: 29 November 2017