Immune Nations, an evidence-based art exhibit, opens at UNAIDS in Geneva

May 23, 2017
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On May 23rd, an evidence-based art exhibition co-lead by the Global Strategy Lab and the University of Aberta's Faculty of Arts opened at UNAIDS in Geneva, Switzerland. Running from May 23 to June 30, 2017, <Immune Nations> is an evidence-based art exhibition about the constructive role that art can play in global political discourse around life-saving vaccines, and 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 opened at the UNAIDS headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland on May 23, 2017 to coincide with the World Health Assembly. The exhibition invites the visitors to participate in an augmented reality project co-lead by Steven HoffmanShadowpox. Read more on the exhibition and its projects in English or in French.

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Vicki Kwon

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