The community is invited to join us for this spring slate of Shutz Lectures. Upcoming events include:
Narrative Mapping: Our Stories as Visual Dialogues for Healing in Times of Strife
Marie Thompson, Associate Professor of Communication in the School of Social Science and International Studies at Wright State University, shares how Our propensity to communicate the lived/ing experience to others through stories is a fundamental expression of our collective humanity.
We are innate storytellers. Narrative Mapping was developed by Thompson as an arts-based research method and pedagogical practice to explore health and healing in diverse contexts. Dr. Thompson will conduct a narrative mapping session for participants as we contemplate health and healing amid our collective uncertainty and strife. Participants will discuss various applications where narrative maps can be used as unique communicative devices to promote more collaborative practices of care.
Storytelling and Humor as Strategy of “Survivance”
In this lecture, Sandi L. Wisenberg, author of "The Adventures of Cancer Bitch," and other essays and stories are published widely in literary magazines and anthologies,engages attendees in a conversation about how laughter eases tension, delivers a new perspective, changes power dynamics, and provides a respite.
Planetary Consciousness: Art, Embodied Presence, and Ecology
This event brings into conversation artists Janine Antoni and Victoria Vesna with art historian Kate Mondloch to address how art can encourage a holistic understanding of healing. Starting from the notion that well-being depends on a balanced relationship between individuals and their physical and social environment, speakers will ponder the interconnections between aesthetics and ecological consciousness.