UMake: Workshop Art & Medicine - Skilling the Senses

Datum: 2-6-2019 TM 5-6-2019
Plaats: Several locations at Utrecht University
Tijd: 9.00-17.00 uur

The aim of this workshop is to investigate the role of senses in the transmission of knowledge as well as to develop a pilot art track in the medical curriculum. This workshop will create an environment to do and think learning in interdisciplinary settings. More specifically, we have three questions which will structure the workshop days:

(1) What is the role of sensory skills in the transmission of knowledge?

(2) Given the ephemerality of skills, sensory knowledge, tactility, scent and motion, how do we capture or document it? And how can or should we do this with an eye towards its re-use as a media technology in educational settings?

(3) In what ways can or should we develop a medical curriculum in which the making of art plays a substantial role? in what ways can we shape this exchange between the arts and medicine so that it is also beneficial to the arts?

Roger Kneebone, Professor of Surgical Education and Engagement Science at Imperial College London, will take part in this by-invitation-only workshop and, together with the art historian and artist Dusia Kneebone, will deliver the public lecture on Wednesday June 5.

See the full programme here

Participation by invitation

By invitation only – if you are affiliated with UU, HKU or UMCU, either as student or staff, and would like to participate in this workshop, please contact Sven Dupré (

About UMake

UMake is a cooperation of HKU University of the Arts, Utrecht University, and the University Medical Center in Utrecht. UMake is a platform for interdisciplinary research in to processes of making with a shared impact in the arts and in society. It brings together research on processes of making in the arts, humanities, and science to tackle societal challenges in education, healthcare, and public space.

In collaboration with educators in art, science and medicine, UMake develops new forms of arts-based learning for the future.
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