Cosponsor(s): The Humanities Council Exploratory Grant in Collaborative Humanities, the Center for Digital Humanities, and the Department of Art & Archaeology
British-Bahamian curator and cultural worker Natalie Willis will discuss her curatorial practice, how it is shaped by a motivation to care for people and histories, and a recent exhibition she organized on medicine, memory, and public health in the Bahamas. This event is organized as a part of Art Hx: Visual and Medical Legacies of British Colonialism. During the 2021-2022 academic year, Art Hx presents curative / spaces, a programming series that explores the relationship between race, space, and healthcare through the lens of art and design. We will host a range of events that consider how experiences of race and medicine are spatially produced in architecture, design, and in the circulation of art. We want to reflect on how these relationships affect access to resources, meanings about the body, and people’s understandings and conceptions of healthcare. We hope the series will help us imaginatively redesign these processes of health injustice and build new practices of care together through art’s ability to transform society.