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Lawndale Art Center

Conversation with Kaisu Koski and Professor Kirsten Ostherr

Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 – Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020

04:00 PM – 05:00 PM
US/Central

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Join Lawndale for a conversation with exhibiting artist Kaisu Koski and Professor Kirsten Ostherr, director of the Medical Futures Lab at Rice University, as they discuss Koski’s artistic practice and explorations of medical education. Koski is an artist-researcher with a background in media art and performance and is an Adjuct Professor of Arts-based Research in Tampere University, Finland. She collaborates with scientists, clinicians and engineers, and currently carries out a project, funded by the Academy of Finland, developing films for medical curricula in Finland, Denmark and the U.S.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Kaisu Koski is an artist-researcher with a background in media art and performance. She earned her doctoral degree with a dissertation “Augmenting Theatre” on interactive performances and installations in 2007 in the University of Lapland. Kaisu is an Adjunct Professor of Arts-based Research in Tampere University, Finland. She collaborates with scientists, clinicians and engineers, and currently carries out a project, funded by the Academy of Finland, developing films for medical curricula in Finland, Denmark and the U.S. She has conducted research fellowships in various medical schools, and published peer-reviewed articles about arts-based research, medical education and bioethics. Kaisu’s work has been exhibited in platforms such as Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt, Hasselt Triennial, The Lab in San Francisco and the Czong Institute for Contemporary Art in Korea, and received multiple official selections on the film festival circuit.

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