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Is Design Good for You? Interdisciplinary aproaches to learning and teaching in art, design and health

University of Brighton, 57-68 Grand Parade, Brighton BN2 2JY
20 February 2009 00:00

This one day symposium will be held in association with:

  • The Centre for Excellence in Teaching & Learning through Design: a partnership between the University of Brighton, the Royal College of Art, the Royal Institute of British Architects and the Victoria & Albert Museum
  • The Higher Education Academy Subject Centres in: Health Sciences & Practice, and Art, Design, Media

The symposium will explore the role of interdisciplinary educational projects in Higher Education. It will provide the opportunity for delegates to learn about different types of approaches or practices and discuss the value and implications of this type of cross-sectoral activity. Speakers and participants will examine current and emerging practices, investigate the ethical issues of designing for healthcare and discuss the role of design education in our future well-being.  We welcome designers, educators, architects, health-related practitioners and theorists to share their work and discuss these issues.

9.15  - Registration and Coffee
9.45  - Welcome and introduction
10.00 - Paul Chamberlain, Professor of Design in the Art & Design Research Centre at Sheffield Hallam University: ŒCollaborative Research in Health and Design: Opportunities or barriers to learning and teaching?‚
10.30 - Helen Smith, Chair of Primary Care, Brighton Sussex Medical School: ŒThe Patient‚s Perspective: The Role of Design in Primary Care Environments‚
11.00 - Tea, coffee and pastries
11.25 - Anna Dumitriu:  ŒCreative Communciation - art and design in teaching and learning for medical students‚
11.50 - Elio Caccavale, Royal College of Art and Tobie Kerridge, Goldsmiths: Œ Material Beliefs‚

12.20 - Speed Networking
12.50 - 2.10 - Poster presentations by attendees
1.20 - 2.10 - Light Lunch
2.15 - Benedict Zucchi,  Architect of the Award-Winning Royal Alexander Hospital: ŒThe Role of Design in Enhancing Health and Wellbeing in Hospitals‚
2.45 - Workshops with Elio Caccavale and Tobie Kerridge, Dr Blay Whitby, Penny Jones and Sue Ridge plus 1 other tbc (refreshments provided)
4.15 - Panel Discussion
5.00 - Drinks

There will be no charge for this event but pre-registration is required by 6 February 2009. To register for the Symposium please email your request and contact details to:

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