Art Hx: Visual and Medical Legacies of British Colonialism “curative / spaces” series

Oct 25, 2021, 4:30 pm6:00 pm
via Zoom
Public / Open To All
Event Description

A Conversation with the Curators of Designing Motherhood

Join Michelle Millar Fisher, the Wornick Curator of Contemporary Decorative Arts at MFA Boston, and Amber Winick, writer and design historian, as they discuss the project Designing Motherhood and their vital partnership with thought leaders at the Philadelphia-based Maternity Care Coalition, a forty year old organization dedicated to improving the lives of pregnant and parenting families, and their children, ages 0-3.

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.


This event is sponsored by The Humanities Council Exploratory Grant in Collaborative Humanities, the Center for Digital Humanities, and the Department of Art & Archaeology

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Event Type
Featured Event
Event Category
AAS Co-Sponsored Events


Any individual, including visitors to campus, who requires an accommodation should contact Dionne Worthy ( at least one week in advance of the event.