Bonjour! I will be giving a talk entitled, “Healing Houses: Research-Creation at the Borders of the Body” at Columbia’s CHCI Health and Medical Humanities Conference in Paris, France. This conference will take place from June 14-16. I look forward to sharing my research on how we can better know what it is like to live with chronic illness through multi-sensory artworks.
“This work transubstantiates the objectified and permeable female patient body as domestic architectural spaces. Through the creation of this artwork, I investigate the role aesthetics can play to tacitly communicate the complex boundaries of public and private, the psychological consequences of exposing internal anatomy, and how materializing illness can restore a sense of bodily integrity.”
And of course, taking in the sights, sounds, artwork, and food of Paris!