World Malaria Day Debate + Pop-Up Bar: 25th April 2016 @ MoMA & Co. Amsterdam


MONDAY 25TH APRIL 2016 FROM 18:30 – 22:30 @ MOMA & CO., AMSTERDAM

On 25th April, we would like to invite you to a counter culture event held in honour of World Malaria Day 2016

A series of discussions exploring current matters of concern on the conception of tropical disease, biocontrol and the role that creative experimentation and policy might play…

Since the late 19th century, efforts to control tropical disease have increasingly focused on the attack of mosquitoes as vectors, largely ignoring other critical societal, economical, political and environmental factors. As witnessed recently with the hysteria surrounding the spread of the Zika virus, the vast resources targeted towards the eradication of insects largely underestimate the complexities surrounding vector-borne diseases.

The Institute for the Design of Tropical Disease‘s mandate is to establish a space to shift the existing narrative on tropical disease from the dogmatic to the imaginative. Appropriating tropical disease as a research medium for art and design, the project addresses the complex relationships that shape our understanding of disease transmission, exploring the rationale of technological developments and their application in biocontrol initiatives.

Panel Guests include:
Alexandre Motta (Immunologist)
Prof. Josep Perelló (OpenSystemsUB @ Universitat de Barcelona)
dr. Arjo Roersch van der Hoogte (Historian & Independent Researcher)
Prof. Willem Takken (Lab. of Entomology @ Wageningen University)
dr. Niels Verhulst (Lab. of Entomology @ Wageningen University)
and more…

World Malaria Day 2016
Symposium & Pop-Up-Bar
Monday 25th April 2016 @ 18:30 – 22:30
Moma & Co.
Bos en Lommerplantsoen 1
Amsterdam, NL


Supported by:

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