Caitlin Fisher and Sharon Hayashi awarded York-wide CIRC for Catalyzing Collective Action at The Intersection of Global Health and the Arts
Over the course of the 3-year grant, Fisher and Hayashi explore the power of art and interdisciplinary storytelling to address global health issues alongside co-primary investigator Steven Hoffman.
Catalyzing Collective Action at The Intersection of Global Health and the Arts will tackle the global threat of anti-microbial resistance (AMR) by developing new modes of collaboration through a series of research-creation pilot projects.
Fisher and Hoffman will lead XR Museum in partnership with the London-based health science museum Wellcome Collection and the Citizen Science Fiction Lab. The project will see workshops and full-day gatherings bring together faculty, scholars, policymakers, and artists from the Global North and South.
Through artmaking practices, targeted messaging, and experiments, the researchers will use media as tools to advance ethical narratives of health interdependence and enable global action around collective health goals.