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Project invites students, faculty, staff to create collaborative vision of health

The Center for the Study of Human Health invites any Emory students, staff or faculty with an interest in literally sharing their view of health to participate in a collaborative art project.

The Visions of Health project has two components: a written description of personal visions or experiences of health and a hands-on art workshop.

The workshop provides participants an opportunity to work with collage, colored pencil or watercolor pencil to create an image of how they conceptualize health or its most important component.

No artistic experience is necessary. Emory College seniors Malcolm Jones, a human health major, and Jill Ford, an English major, are leading the workshop and will help teach during the session.

The project is part of the center’s innovative approach to link the liberal arts excellence of Emory College with the groundbreaking research in public and global health sciences happening across the university. 

“Everybody is going to have a different idea or perspective of health,” says Amanda Freeman, the Center’s director of undergraduate studies. “This is a way to emphasize the connection between the science of health and the personal experience of health.”

Previous workshops have focused on undergraduate participants, but a special faculty and staff workshop will be held at Monday, April 24, at 4 p.m. in Candler Library Room 101.

Faculty and staff are asked to email to ensure space and supplies.

Members of the Emory community who are interested in participating but cannot attend a workshop may complete an online survey.

They also can submit artwork created independently to the center’s main office, Candler Library 107, by Monday, April 24. Formatting instructions are provided in the survey.

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