In this powerful anthology on the intersection of art and medicine, acclaimed author Emily F. Peters teams with 25 artist changemakers to explore the history, practice, and future of radical creativity in healthcare.
Curious, colorful, and optimistic: Artists Remaking Medicine is a bold chronicle of medical humanities in action that inspires new thinking about what is possible when we embrace the paradox of both loving medicine and challenging its most toxic structures.
Follow the story of Yoko and Avery Sen, who turn a traumatic hospitalization into a project improving the sound of bedside alarms for millions of clinicians and patients around the world. Meet the architects of MASS Design Group, who build dignity into hospitals. Hear from bestselling physician writer Sandeep Jauhar on medicine's long memory, a former ICU nurse using medical ephemera in fine art, and a puppeteer reconnecting medical students to the body. Consider the history and future of color in clinical spaces and learn from artists working in the fields of Indigenous health and space medicine.
At a time when healthcare feels sanitized, demoralized, and plagued with burnout and inequity, artists teach us to hope and to practice a more vivid moral imagination. Through dynamic conversations, this book is an illuminating journey through the intertwined history of art and medicine dating back to the Stone Age and how we can create a more abundant and human healthcare future today.
Artists Remaking Medicine includes stories, collaborations, and commissioned art exploring the topics of healthcare's intersection with:
Time through the history of medicine, the evolution of religious hospitals, and cultural memory.The body with an artist applying nursing assessment to his work and a project of building embodied care through movement.Sight in the dual perspectives of two photographers, one a transplant patient and the other a surgical pathologist.Space looking at the work of Superstudio, architectural collage, and contemporary hospital design.Sound in exploration of music as medicine and musicians working to improve the soundscapes of care.Color through a blueprint for designing ever-changing healthcare spaces and a study of hues defining modern medicine.Dreams with the movements of Indigenous futurism in medicine and protest art.Action for the future via space medicine, tackling financial toxicity, and techniques for practicing imagination.