ECTMIH 2023 aims to act as a catalyst in the transition to achieve equitable, just and sustainable societies. The role of art and culture is of vital importance to facilitate this transformation, bringing people together to discuss and imagine a better future for our planet; as a result, art and culture will be embedded in the Congress programme.
In the lead-up to ECTMIH2023, we will be sharing the different ways we plan to do this, including:
A pop-up bookstore, in association with independent local bookstore Savannah Bay, with inspirational and recommended literature, non-fiction, poetry and children's books on #GlobalHealth and #PlanetaryHealth
A book club for each of the four book genres, facilitated by the Arts & Culture co-chair and narrative medicine expert Megan Milota
Meet and greet sessions with global health and planetary health authors including Chidiebera Ibe
Literary pieces by students and delegates including writings from students from the Asian University for Women in Bangladesh, led by ECTMIH 2023 Local organising committee member Alay Llamas, together with Nazmul Alam
Which books will be featured in the pop-up bookstore and book club?
We will draw on two key and extremely useful sources as we build our collection: Professor Madhu Pai's global health essential reading list and the Planetary Health Hub NL reading list that we featured earlier this year.
What's on your reading list this Summer? Join the conversation on our LinkedIn post!
Have a good Summer [to those in the Northern hemisphere]!