What comes to mind when you see the word JUSTICE? Does JUSTICE conjure images of throngs of people marching for civil rights or youth holding signs at a climate change rally? Perhaps you think of issues surrounding systemic racism, data privacy, urban design, labor, food deserts, or how public goods are dispersed.
What happens when we focus on notions of JUSTICE that address the policies that govern our communities, the products that shape our lives, and even the health of the planet? JUSTICE can be personal, political, and often in a state of change with respect to history, newly evolving digital spaces, or different stages of life. Thus, as our global society evolves, our ideas of JUSTICE often need to be reevaluated, updated, and discussed.
In 2022-2023, Science Gallery Atlanta will open the JUSTICE exhibition season with a 9,000-square-foot exhibition at the historic Pullman Rail Yards, accompanied by a suite of public programs -- all informed by a global community of creatives and thought leaders in collaboration with artists, researchers, and youth from the Atlanta region, plus area research universities and organizations. JUSTICE will examine the relationships between individuals and the systems that impact their lives, the intersection of those systems more broadly, and the agency of individuals to influence those institutions.
Topics for development and partnership include (but are not limited to):
social justice and civil rights
race, gender, LGBTQ+ equality and rights
criminal and procedural justice
environmental and climate justice
algorithmic and data justice
disability and accessibility justice
child and human rights
health access and healthcare inequities
design and the built environment
economic policy and wage disparities
For researchers: Science Gallery Atlanta welcomes your ideas and proposals on the theme of JUSTICE, inclusive of a wide range of scholarship and research. You are not required to have an artist connected to your submission. If your submission is selected, we can work with you to foster a collaboration.
For artists: Science Gallery Atlanta welcomes your ideas and proposals on the theme of JUSTICE, inclusive of all artistic mediums. You are not required to have a scientist or researcher connected to your submission. If your submission is selected, we can work with you to foster a collaboration.
About Science Gallery Atlanta: Through multidisciplinary collaborations between visual, performance, and media arts and fields ranging from public health, biology, theology, physics, sociology, economics and beyond, Science Gallery Atlanta at Emory University seeks to explore universal themes that impact our communities right here in Atlanta and, through our work, inform global discourse.