Reforming Anatomy is a research network focused on examining the human body through the lenses of contemporary art and medicine.

On September 24th 2017, we hosted our inaugural conference at the Royal Society of Medicine — ‘Reforming Anatomy: The Interplay between Contemporary Art & Surgery’.  The event involved world-leading contributors who gave keynote talks on subjects that included the aesthetics of prosthetics, how surgeons can learn from jazz improvisation, and the relationship between health and beauty.  In tandem, workshops offered delegates opportunities to consider the connections between embroidery and suturing, and the value of life drawing to contemporary anatomy.

Over the next 18 months, we will launch three evening events to explore the question of “What is Health?” — considering its mental, social, and physical dimensions; and weaving together how it is defined by medical professionals and artists, in order to reach a synthesised and more objective understanding of wellbeing.

For information on our next event, please click here.