Citizen Surgery Collective

In 2020, Kaisu initiated the Citizen Surgery Collective, an interdisciplinary practice-based research group consisting of artists, critical posthumanists, and anthropologists. Their work concerns surgical literacy, sensory skills acquisition, and the relationship between (non)human animal bodies and food. The idea was incubated in Kaisu’s decennium-long conversations with Dr. Anna Harris, fuelled by a co-created surgery tutorial with Dr. Anne van Veen in 2019, culminating in her recruitment at Lab4Living in 2020, where Noémie Soula was engaged in a similar inquiry.

The term Citizen Surgery is defined in this Leonardo paper.