More-than-Human Wellbeing Exhibition at UNSW Sydney
Author Loren Dela Cruz
Date 24 March 2023
Launching this May at UNSW Sydney, a new exhibition More-than-Human draws on several research studies conducted at the ADM+S Centre’s UNSW node and the Vitalities Lab.
The exhibition uses multimodal arts-based and multisensory methods – both digital and non-digital – to highlight ways of knowing and being within and beyond the world of self-tracking apps, electronic medical records, and smart devices for documenting illnesses and promoting health and wellbeing.
Through installation artworks and multisensory displays, this exhibition seeks to attune visitors to their role in more-than-human ecologies and how their health and wellbeing and that of the planet is entangled. It shows that digital software, data, and devices are only part of the manifold ways that people learn about their bodies and their health. It acknowledges that human health is always more-than-human health, and that natural and human-made objects and spaces are intertwined.
More-than-Human has been developed by ADM+S researchers Prof Deborah Lupton, Dr Vaughan Wozniak-O’Connor, Dr Megan Rose, and Dr Ash Watson in collaboration with the Vitalities Lab, Centre for Social Research in Health, Social Policy Research Centre, Faculty of Arts, Design & Architecture, UNSW Sydney, Health Consumers NSW and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making & Society (ADM+S).
Exhibition dates: From Monday 22 May to Friday 18 August 2023, UNSW Main Library Level 5
Opening event: Monday 29 May, 5pm, UNSW Main Library Level 5