Davina Kirkpatrick and Dolores Steinman share their long-distance Match-Making practice.

April 6th, 2022

Davina Kirkpatrick, Ph.D.: is an Artist, Lecturer in Medical Humanities, and Visiting Research Fellow in Humanities and Performing Arts at the University of Plymouth. Her background is in site-specific public art, socially engaged practice, and collaborative interdisciplinary projects that have involved national and international exhibitions, residencies and commissions. In 2009 she completed a MA in Multidisciplinary Print, which led to a Ph.D. focused on grief, loss, and living with the presence of absence. Her work responds to the need to find equivalent intensities to the intensity of loss. I am passionate about the spaces art and creativity can open that allow different, often intimate conversations to happen. Her post-doctoral Creative Economy Engagement Fellowship – Immersive Environments and Serious Play: New Initiatives for Patient Practitioner Interaction, explored pain and creativity. https://www.davinak.co.uk

Dolores Steinman, MD, Ph.D., travels between Toronto, Canada, and Pelegrino, Italy. She originally trained as a Paediatrician and, upon relocating to Canada, obtained her PhD in Cell Biology. Currently, she is a Senior Research Associate in the Biomedical Simulation Laboratory, the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Toronto (UofT), part of an interdisciplinary team, also affiliated with the Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCADU). She is as well a volunteer Docent at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO). In her research, Dolores is driven by her keen interest in placing the ever-increasingly technology-based medical research in the larger context of the humanities. She observes the rapport and the connection between medical research and its non-medical counterparts.

Davina Kirkpatrick https://www.davinak.co.uk/artwork-practice-as-research/objects-of-loss/