This symposium focuses on objects at the intersections between art and fashion, health and medicine.
Curative Things is a collaborative symposium organised by Thing Power Research Group (LAU), Thinking Through Things (Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research, supported by Wellcome Trust), and Fashion Research Network.
This symposium focuses on objects at the intersections between art and fashion, health and medicine. Examples might include clothing, prostheses and other wearables: things that have the potential to restrict, contain, embrace or extend the body; things that we wear and that wear us.
10:30-12:00 Panel 1: Protection with
- Professor Andrew Groves, University of Westminster
- Dr Kirsten Scott, Istituto Marangoni London
- Garry Barker, Leeds Arts University
1:00-2.30 Panel 2: Correction / Restriction
- Dr Anna Jamieson, Birkbeck College, University of London
- Dr Renate Stauss, The American University of Paris
- Dr Jeanne Randolph, cultural critic, performance artist and psychiatrist
2:30-4:00 Panel: Extension
- Emily Beaney, Edinburgh College of Art
- Dr Rebecka Fleetwood-Smith, University of Bristol
- Idle Institute (Sonia Bernac and Eliot Allison)
4:10 -4:45 Panel discussion + Closing remarks
- Dr Paula Chambers (Leeds Arts University)
- Dr Fiona Johnstone (Durham University)
- Dr Ellen Sampson (Northumbria University
- Dr Dawn Woolley (Leeds Arts University).
6:00-7:30 Poster campaign launch and creative showcase
- Chaired by Dr Catriona McAra (University Curator, Leeds Arts University)