Q: What is the difference between ignorance and apathy?
A: I don’t know, and I don’t care!

“Who knows?” is a way of saying that nobody knows; “who cares?” is a way of saying that nobody cares. But directed at the neoliberal university, these idle disavowals could be repurposed as productive questions to consider human wellbeing, ecological regeneration and social justice in the institution.

David Cross and Janine François invite you to join them in conversation, critically engaging with health (both physical and mental) as a key dimension of the social-ecological crisis, and with the different subject positions from which the crisis might be approached. Janine will position Kimberlé Crenshaw’s concept of ‘intersectionality’ as an analytic method for understanding structural and systemic forms of discrimination, such as patriarchy, imperialism, racism, and capitalism. David will propose ‘Planetary Health’ as a coherent and unifying discourse which could integrate human wellbeing and ecological regeneration with social justice.

As a “Happening” for the Shared Campus’s Socially Engaged Arts sub-group, Janine and David welcome your participation, which could range from active engagement in discussion, to a quieter presence as tacit support for difference.

If you wish to participate, please write a sentence or two telling us about your interest, to help us to know something about you and to begin connecting with each other. Please send to David: d.cross@arts.ac.uk

This Happening #2 is organsied by the Socially Engaged Arts group from Social Transformation.

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