By Jonathan D. Moreno, Judit Sándor, Ulf Schmidt. Over the last 80 years, a series of critical events has led to reconsideration of the basic premises of medical ethics. One of these events was the recognition of horrific medical experiments performed by German medical scientists in World War II concentration camps, resulting in intensified emphasis on a consent … More Publication: Autonomy and Social Responsibility: The Post-Pandemic Challenge
How might medicine be artistically imagined? The COVID-19 pandemic has brought health to the forefront of our everyday lives, prompting reassessments of, and new imaginaries about, medicine’s future. Documenting these utopian ideals in art form brings them to life, shedding light on beneficial medical innovations that can positively impact the lives of individuals, but also … More Medical Utopias in Art: Imagining Health Exhibition at HFBK
By Kate Docking. On 24 June 2021, a European Parliament resolution declared that sexual and reproductive rights are a fundamental aspect of women’s rights and gender equality. The document stressed that European Union member states should provide all women with ‘safe and legal’ access to abortion. The resolution drew on the ‘highly restrictive laws prohibiting … More Women’s Reproductive Rights in Post-War Europe
Narrated through illustrations by Axel Scheffler “The Kidditorial originated from our desire to reach out to children and parents during and after the pandemic, and communicate online content through Axel Scheffler’s all-too-human illustrations that reflect children’s formative experiences and memories about the crisis, offering them new information and hopefully some enjoyment as well”. – Ulf … More UHH & UKE Launch “Kidditorial”
By Jonathan D. Moreno, Judit Sándor, Ulf Schmidt, Surveying the early responses to the Covid-19 pandemic among nation states, one finds a veritable babel of responses, some predictable and some not. Would these results have been different half a century or more ago, when smallpox was eradicated and hopes were high that international cooperation would yield similar … More Publication: The Vaccination Cold War
By David Peace It’s early Summer 2021 and a time before words like lockdown, mutation, and vaccination became commonplace seems to belong to another era. Some months ago, back during the short respite to social restrictions in the UK, sitting in a small Turkish restaurant in Canterbury, a few of us fellow “Eat-Out-To-Help-Outers” talked of … More Dispatches from Hamburg: The End of History?