6th International Comic & Medicine Conference
Spaces of Care
Culver Center of the Arts
July 16 - July 18, 2015
The 6th International Comics and Medicine: Spaces of Care conference is designed to generate a conversation about space as a critical element in health care and comics. A strength of comics is their ability to visualize care beyond medical settings to include geographic, physical, ideological, imaginative, temporal, and psychological spaces. Comics attend to the ordinary and chronic, as creators, collaborators, and readers, they allow us to explore details of lived experience, the context, embodied emotions and meaning centered acts. Conference attendees will discuss how comics enhance our understanding of illness and medical encounters across varying cultural worlds. The Center for Ideas and Society at the University of California, Riverside will host the 2015 Comics and Medicine Conference. Programming consists of two full days of plenary talks, concurrent sessions and workshops on July 17th -18th with an opening reception, guest panel, and art exhibit on the evening of July 16th.
Support has been provided by UCR College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CHASS) and the City of Riverside