Arts and human welfare
Green Templeton hosted the Human Welfare Conference 2022 on Friday 13 May 2022.
Co-chaired by Midori Hosoda (MPhil Medical Anthropology, 2021) and Giada Portaluppi (MSc Medical Anthropology, 2021), the 14th annual student-run conference brought together researchers and practitioners, in-person and online, to consider creative action in medicine, sociopolitics and environment under the umbrella title of Arts and human welfare.
The conference featured discussions with speakers including medical student and 2021 winner of the new poet prize Safia Khan, Professor of English and English Related Literature Peter McDonald; Spoken word poet in Identity, social justice and climate change Awa Ndiaye; and climate justice artist Maya Adams.
Musician-in-Residence Maki Sekiya gave a recital as part of the afternoon programme and the formal proceedings concluded with a panel discussion led by Emeritus Fellow Muir Gray. Artist-in-Residence Weimin He joined the conference and has been commissioned by the organising committee to produce a piece inspired by the discussions.
A formal dinner with a special live jazz piano performance took place in the evening, giving participants opportunity to continue discussions in the Radcliffe Observatory.
The Human Welfare Conference 2022 benefitted from sponsorship by Oxford PharmaGenesis, an independent, award-winning HealthScience communications consultancy. Its colleagues work globally, connected by a unique culture of integrity and compassion. Together, they help their clients bring evidence-based treatments to patients in areas of unmet medical need.