5.17.2016

"What is Habit?" in Stockholm May 27-29


Many neuroscientists, artists and lawyers will agree that there are good and bad habits. But why do the different disciplines have such different outlooks on habit?

- Are habits useful for artists? Or is habit breaking which constitutes creativity?
- The law stipulates that we are equal in its eyes – but is it really true that a person’s character, habits and social statue does not influence the outcome of a trial? Can we make a distinction between character and habits?
- Neuroscience means that the brain’s established neural pathways create habit. At the same time psychology suggests that certain substances in the brain controls addiction and other negative behaviours. But in the end no one knows for certainty how our habits are created and maintained.

How can dialogues between neuroscience, psychiatry, art and law together create a better understanding of human habits? Vision Forum and Curatorial Mutiny bring together practitioners from Sweden, France and Poland together to discuss these issues in Stckholm May 27-29. The goal of the meeting is to create a publication and develop a concept for a series of exhibitions in unexpected places.
The project is supported by Kulturbryggan.

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