Care for the Polis: Cities, Health, and the Humanities

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Care for the Polis is a conversation that exists in a multi-temporal and virtual space, a space designed to reimagine how medical humanities and public humanities shape, and are shaped by, the city and its diverse publics. In a series of weekly Z-Panels, our invited speakers will discuss the effects of health on the conception of cities and publics—including, in the context of pandemic, the foreclosure of public space and what it means to become an online yet domestic-bound public. Together, we will address emerging concerns such as economic impact and recovery, domesticity and democracy, public care and public reconstruction. 

Z-Panels are open to members of the Care for the Polis Collective and others by pre-registration. To register, please get in touch. 

Published: Apr 6, 2020

Ethics of Care and Space

Thursday, June 18th Z-Panel | 3:00PM EDT

Kathryn Tabb, Joy Knoblauch

Speaking of Worlds Without Police

Friday, June 12th Uptown's People Assembly Wallach Gallery | 1:00PM EDT

Maria Gonzalez Pendas, Arden Hegele, Amy Chazkel

Toxic Bodies in Place

Thursday, June 11th Z-Panel | 3:00PM EDT

Samia Henni, Chisomo Kalinga

Expanding Ecologies of Care

Thursday, June 4th Z-Panel | 3:00PM EDT

Rachel Adams, Bryony Roberts

Urban Infrastructures of Violence

Thursday, May 28th Z-Panel | 3:00PM EDT

Amy Chazkel, Jonathan Metzl

Collectives of Care

Thursday, May 21st Z-Panel | 3:00PM EDT

Meredith TenHoor, Camille Robcis

Forms of Urban and Medical Exclusion

Thursday, May 14th Z-Panel | 3:00PM EDT

Alexandre White, Leslie Topp

Emergency by Design

Thursday, May 7th Z-Panel | 3:00PM EDT

Graham Mooney, Rishi Goyal

Germ City Exhibition: A Conversation on Cities, Health, and Public Humanities

Friday, May 1st Z-Panel | 3:00PM EDT

Rebecca Hayes Jacobs, Arden Hegele, María González Pendás

Speaking of Covid-19, Now and in the Future

Thursday, June 25th Z-Panel | 3:00PM EDT

Rita Charon, Margaret Crosby-Arnold
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Amidst a global foreclosure of the polis in the name of public health and public care, this platform aims to maintain and reimagine a conversation long established among humanists and designers, social scientists and health experts, artists, artisans and planners: namely, a conversation on Care for the Polis--on the relationship between medical practices of care, cities, and their publics--which is now rapidly evolving and taking on new urgencies in the face of an uncertain future.