Recap of the Arts-Based Research and Practice Workshop

Learners explored new avenues for scholarly undertaking in the health, arts, and humanities during the Arts-Based Research and Practice Mini-Retreat and Workshop.

Health humanities and arts-based approaches offer a wide variety of ways to create and impactfully mobilize new knowledge and understanding. The Arts-Based Research and Practice Workshop that took place this past fall offered a one-day immersive experience in the design and implementation of arts-focused methods for scholarly projects in the health humanities.

We experientially modelled approaches that drew on narrative methods, critical discourse analysis, graphic medicine, and visual arts practices. Artist and illustrator Kimberley Whitchurch sketched each of the sessions and developed a visual archive of themes, activities, and visual methods that participants and facilitators engaged in throughout the day. Explore more of Kimberley’s work over on her Instagram page and check out the projects learners produced in the gallery below.

The workshop was part of the EC3R project led by Dr. Katey Warran and Dr. Suze Berkhout and collaborator Dr. Laura Wright. EC3R is a collaboration between University College London and the University of Toronto designed to build capacity for early career researchers, scholars, and artists working in the intersections of health, arts, and humanities.