Last Friday, February 10th, the exhibition: Seeing ‘Normal’ officially opened. This exhibition is created by Q. Annie Zeng in a collaboration between our Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and the Skills Lab at the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, both Maastricht University, and forms a part of our ‘Making Clinical Sense’ Fringe Editions.
The exhibition is about opening the black box of medical training. It invites us to question how the medical world defines and reproduces the notion of seeing ‘normal’ within the context of human body variations, and how different teaching materials unfold distinct facets of knowledge.
The exhibition showcases artifacts used in the classroom to teach the diagnosis of eye disorders. The exhibition also invites you to actively engage. You can for example listen to the experiences of individuals with visual impairments and how they perceive their world with and without corrective lenses. And if you have a story of your own to share, the exhibition provides a platform to do so digitally! For those of you feeling creative, there’s also an exciting opportunity to take a closer look at your own eyes and draw them. In this way, you can notice the intricate details that make them unique.
Come to Hae, Sint Jacobstraat 5, Maastricht to explore yourself! The exhibition is open until March 10th.