Members of the InArts Lab - Department of Audio and Visual Arts of the Ionian University. Dr. Dalila Honorato, Ms. Stella Lamboura, Ms. Marily Argyrokastriti and collaborating artist Dr. Adam Zaretsky participated in the kick-off meeting for the designing of the new international Master of Arts Programme “Art, Science and Health” (ASH ΜΑ), which took place 23-25 February 2022 in Zagreb.
The MA is been developed by the consortium led by the Academy of Fine Arts of the University of Zagreb (Croatia) in partnership with the Department of Audio and Visual Arts of the Ionian University (Greece), the Faculty of Media and Communication of Singidunum University (Serbia) and the NGO organization KONTEJNER bureau of contemporary art praxis (Croatia). The project is supported by the EU grant Erasmus Mundus Design Measures introduced in 2021, aiming to encourage higher education institutions to develop new, innovative and highly integrated masters programmes by facilitating the set up of international partnerships.
The new MA focuses on the intertwinement between Art, Health and Science. This is an emerging area of study within art education, which aims to further to rethink how art, science and health are intertwining factors contributing to define the current condition and to train art professionals and cultural agents with abilities to address some of the grand challenges humanity is facing in the coming decades (the eco-crisis, pandemics and the depression epidemic, for instance).
The next meeting for the designing of the MA in Art, Science and Health (ASH ΜΑ) will be held in Corfu, May 31st-June 4th, 2022.