Lectures and seminars

Art as a Medium

2014-05-1409:00 to 15:00 Lecture Hall SamuelssonCampus Solna

KI is welcoming you to a one-day event to inspire students, teachers, researchers and others involved in Karolinska Institutet's educational programmes to discover the possibilities of art in promoting public health on a global level and as a means to stimulate active learning.

During the day, we will explore diverse perspectives of how art can be used to create dialogue and provide a deeper understanding of global public health challenges. Although our two keynote speakers may come from different contexts, they have much in common.


Dr Lilian Nabulime is an artist who uses sculptures in public health work to prevent HIV in rural areas. The sculptures help to raise awareness of disease transmission with a preventive purpose.


Dr Elisabeth Gaufberg applies art – visual as well as literature and music – in her teaching of medical students. Art is linked to active learning and becomes a connection between the articulated and inarticulated, promoting discussion among participants.


We will work together to create an exciting and inspirational day and learn about the use of progressive, interactive and student-centred pedagogy in areas of major importance for global public health.

The day includes lectures mixed with "Master Classes" and ends with a vernissage in the evening.

From 18-21 o’clock there is a vernissage of the exhibition ”Arts in public health for global benefit” by Lilian Nabulime in the gallery Candyland, Gotlandsgatan 76 which is an artist-run gallery.


Tanja Tomson
Programme Director, Public Health Sciences and Global Health

Jonas Nordquist
Director Medical Case Centre

Ingemar Ernberg
Council for culture

Contact person: Tanja Tomson
InnovationPedagogicsPreventionPublic Health