Translating Vitalities

The Translating Vitalities project is an ongoing collaboration devoted to understanding and translating among multiple forms of life, health, and wellness. Co-organized by three humanists who specialize in the study of Chinese medicine – Judith Farquhar, Volker Scheid, and Carla Nappi – the project gathers artists, scientists, medical practitioners, and scholars from multiple fields in a series of gatherings that are each devoted to collaborative making-together of transdisciplinary work. While “China” (understood broadly and variously) and bodies (normal and not, healthy and ill and none of the above) are consistent aspects of our constellation of interests and engagements, the topics of inquiry have been inspired by, incorporated, and extended the research of the members of the collective. You can find us at!