We want to take measures in 2015 for a cross-pollination between the artistic and the social-medical practice. The cornerstones were laid in 2010 with the exposition I AM HURT, in which artists were invited to reflect on the impact of art during a healing process. Meanwhile, that exhibition project evolved into a research project on the role of art in care, with workshops, seminars or meetings, and the project Art in the Waiting Room.

The most important task this year is to study the reports of lectures of the previous symposiums, add comments and put everything together in a brochure. The brochure Care for Art will contain the following items: reports on art and a theoretical approach to volunteer work.

DAVID vzw interviewed Dirk De Wachter in his house in Antwerp on September 4 2014. Read the transcript of the interview here (Dutch only)


Vertaling/Translation: Dylan Belgrado