The Future is Unwritten brings text about Dialogues currently implementing societal innovation towards a more sustainable world. With leading UN agencies describing the recent pandemic as nature's first 'warning shot'.
Artists' House Calls
The Healing Arts invites the public into rarely seen places of creation. Visit the spaces of leading artists, architects and frontline workers to hear firsthand how they know that practicing art can heal, especially during this period of global confinement. Then join us as we bring you into the psychiatric ward of a hospital to hear accounts how murals can improve the healing environment for patient and care givers.
Hosted by Ben Luke (The Art Newspaper Podcast), with William Kentridge and Phala Phala (The Center for the Less Good Idea); Ragnar Kjartansson; Susie Hamilton (Hospital Rooms); Hani Rashid (Asymptote Architecture) in conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist; Jonathan Aitken (chaplain at HMP Pentonville) and Dan Brown (prison reform advocate); and Thomas Hughes-Hallett, non-executive chair, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Does Art Heal?
In collaboration with University College London and the National Centre for Creative Health
The WHO hosts this discussion between researchers, practitioners and policy makers to ask the question: what is the verifiable evidence that art heals? What does that mean? What are the implications for health care and the arts community? Lord Vaizey, Dr Daisy Fancourt and other specialists explore what is currently known about the health benefits of the arts and how society can best take advantage of them.
Moderated by Dr Alexander Van Tulleken, British doctor and TV presenter, with Helen Chatterjee, professor of biology at University College London (UCL); Dr Daisy Fancourt, associate professor, psychobiology and epidemiology, UCL; Harold Offeh, artist and participant in the Hospital Rooms; Christopher Bailey, Arts & Health lead, World Health Organization (WHO); Dévora Kestel, director, department of mental health and substance use, WHO; Lord Vaizey, former UK Minister of Culture; and Alexandra Coulter, acting director, National Centre for Creative Health.