GSL Director attends opening of exhibit in Trondheim, Norway

March 13, 2017
Immune Nations

GSL Director Steven Hoffman was on site at Galleri KiT in Trondheim, Norway, for the opening reception of <Immune Nations>, an evidence-based art exhibition about the constructive role that art can play in global political discourse around life-saving vaccines, brings attention to these debates and the often-complex emotional states that surround them. Art/creative research has the potential to play an important role in helping to foster a more nuanced, evidence-based discourse around vaccines, at the very least by articulating elusive or emotionally charged issues in ways that other forms of communication often cannot. The outcome of a three-year interdisciplinary and international collaborative research project, the exhibition highlights the work of researchers and visual artists aiming to constructively reframe current discourses surrounding vaccines, identify the limitations of existing approaches, and combine art with research evidence to strategize creative ways of promoting universal vaccination. The exhibition premiers at Galleri KiT, Trondheim Academy of Fine Arts, in Norway in March 2017, and will travel to UNAIDS headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland in May 2017 to coincide with the World Health Assembly. The exhibition opening at Galleri KiT on March 13, invites the visitors to participate in an augmented reality project co-lead by Steven HoffmanShadowpox. Read more on the exhibition and its projects here.