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Workshops & seminars

Creative Projects for SICK! Problems

Wednesday, September 23, 2020
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Other dates

Thursday, September 24, 2020


This event is free




Rachel Chainey



Please join us for a public conversation and be inspired by Creative Projects for SICK! Problems presented by an interdisciplinary group of students who took part in the SICK: Social Innovation through Creative Knowing course in the Summer of 2020. The creative solutions that they bring forward resulted from the examination, identification, and creative response to a distinct wicked social or environmental health challenge located in a particular place.

Each student featured here considered their interaction with other sentient beings, including animals and plants, to envision innovative and emergent ways to contribute to their health and wellbeing, as well as that of individuals, families, communities and the inhabited land.  

The use of the creative arts, including: photography, painting, gardening, dancing, zine-making, collage, and poetry, provided methods and materials to develop mutual care practices that sustained and informed each of these creative projects.  

This event is part one of two discussions (Sept. 23 & 24) featuring students who participated in SICK this summer. This conversation will begin with an introduction by Dr. Satoshi Ikeda, followed by the presentations of Maryam Gerami and Shannon Brown.

The second part of this event will occur on Thursday, September 24th, from 12:30 - 1:30 pm and will feature the presentations of Hamid Ayoub, Mohammad Abdolreza-Zadeh and Frederique Mariamo. See the event listing for more details.

How can you participate? Join the discussion via Zoom or by watching live on our Facebook.

Questions? Send them to


Satoshi Ikeda, Associate Professor, Sociology and Athropology 

Maryam Gerami, MA Student, Creative Arts Therapies

Shannon Brown, Independent Graduate Student, BFA alumni 


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