This discussion will explore how graphic arts, illustrations and comics give space to marginalized experiences of care and chronic illness. Attendees will be invited to share examples of comics and graphic novels that speak to and/or about their experiences of chronic illness.
The project Capturing Chronic Illness explores how photography, performance and visual culture facilitate re-imagining health, illness and non-normative bodies, paying particular attention to disability, gender, sexuality and race. This year as part of the Being Human Festival, the project will continue to explore the arts in health with an interactive discussion on graphic arts, comics and illustrations in health.
This event launches Capturing Chronic Illness’s new zine Bloody Chronix produced in collaboration with the research project Transplant Imaginaries, artist Lynne Zakhour and designer Richard Kahwagi. There will also be a limited number of printed copies of the zine that will be available to attendees.
This event is part of the Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society's Being Human Festival programme of events Bodies. Stories. Health, in collaboration with the School of Humanities at the University of Strathclyde.