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Library Exhibition: More-Than-Human Wellbeing

22 May – 18 August 2023
7.00am – 10.00pm AEST
Level 5, UNSW Main Library
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Wooden sculpture with crystal-like features

More-Than-Human Wellbeing draws on several research studies conducted in the Vitalities Lab and UNSW Node of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society (ADM+S). This exhibition uses multimodal arts-based and multisensory methods - both digital and non-digital - to highlight ways of knowing and being within and beyond the world of self-tracking apps, electronic medical records, and smart devices for documenting illnesses and promoting health and wellbeing.

Through installation artworks and multisensory displays, this exhibition seeks to attune visitors to their role in more-than-human ecologies and how their health and wellbeing and that of the planet is entangled. It shows that digital software, data, and devices are only part of the manifold ways that people learn about their bodies and their health. It acknowledges that human health is always more-than-human health, and that natural and human-made objects and spaces are intertwined.

ADM+S team: Prof Deborah Lupton, Dr Vaughan Wozniak-O’Connor, Dr Megan Rose, and Dr Ash Watson

Library Exhibitions team: Dr Megan R. Fizell, Dr Emily Morandini, Jane Eliasson

This Library exhibition is developed in collaboration with Vitalities Lab, UNSW Node of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society, Centre for Social Research in Health, Social Policy Research Centre, Faculty of Arts, Design & Architecture, UNSW Sydney, and Health Consumers NSW.