CCRI Seminar Series – ‘Art-Science Research on Vaccines, Empathy, Toxicity’ with Dr Kaisu Koski
Please join us on Wednesday 30 June for our next CCRI-wide seminar as part of the Culture & Creativity Research Institute Seminar Series, where we will be hearing from Lab4Living‘s cross-disciplinary artist and humanities scholar Dr Kaisu Koski on her research, exploring several art-science projects on vaccine-hesitancy, clinical empathy and environmental and cultural toxicities.
Art-Science Research on Vaccines, Empathy, Toxicity
This talk will highlight several of my art-science research projects conducted within the past five years. I will introduce a project on vaccine-hesitancy, which develops strands investigating vaccine-critical parents’ underlying health beliefs and, based on these, an arts-based intervention for medical students. I’m also going to discuss my work on clinical empathy, through which I’ve investigated the concepts and exercises used in empathy education in medical schools. This work expands now into collaboration with engineers, and to consider artificial empathy expressed by robots.
During the talk I will also briefly introduce two new collaborative initiatives which have emerged during my time at Lab4Living; Citizen Surgery and the Germini Collective on environmental and cultural toxicities. As most of my current practice is collaborative, I wish to discuss the role co-creative practices in the arts education and research, especially the ways they do (not) fit the traditional/institutional frames of assessment.
CCRI Seminar Series – Art-Science Research on Vaccines, Empathy, Toxicity with Dr Kaisu Koski
Wednesday 30 June, 1300-1400
If you’d like to come along please contact ! RIS Culture & Creativity RI Enquiries.
Dr. Kaisu Koski is a cross-disciplinary artist and humanities scholar with a background in performance and screen-based media. She is an Associate Professor of Art and Design at Lab4Living. Kaisu’s work explores climate crisis, human-nonhuman relationships, and empathy, and it involves collaboration with scientists, clinicians, and engineers. She has conducted research fellowships in various medical schools and created films for medical curricula on topics such as vaccine-hesitancy and breaking bad news. Kaisu’s work has been exhibited and performed in multiple gallery shows and theaters and received awards in the film festival circuit. She has also received several research grants, including the Academy of Finland and the Portuguese National Science Foundation. In 2020, Kaisu co-founded the emergent, anti-disciplinary research entity Germini with Dr. Peter Lloyd Jones. Find out more about Kaisu’s work on her website www.kaisukoski.com.
About the CCRI Seminar Series
We are currently relaunching our successful seminar series, continuing the regular insights into our researchers and the research we do in the Culture & Creativity Research Institute we explored with our previous C3RI Seminar Series.
If you are interested in hosting an external visitor, giving your own seminar about your research or would like to volunteer to hold a seminar session more geared towards staff development, please let us know at ! RIS Culture & Creativity RI Enquiries. Academic leads for each Research Centre are currently to be confirmed, but you can find out about future seminars on the CCRI Impact Blog pages for 2020-2021 and 2021-2022.
It is our aim to record each and every one of our research seminars and we will make recordings available shortly afterwards on the Blog pages, in order to create an archive of our speakers and seminars.