Children are the Future Session

Time: 11:30 - 12:20

Date: 21st May

21-may-2019 11:30 21-may-2019 12:20 Europe/London Children are the Future Session

Co-design for The Adolescent Extended Treatment Facility, Queensland, Australia: Eline Tops, MAAP Architects Caudwell Children: Trudi Beswick, Caudwell Children “I’m used to it” -Interior Design, Wellbeing and Incarcerated youth – Franz James & Sepideh Olausson, University of Gothenburg The main focus in this paper is on interior design and its impact on well-being in special residential homes for youth (12-21) with psychosocial… Read more »

Design in Mental Health

Synopsis

Co-design for The Adolescent Extended Treatment Facility, Queensland, Australia: Eline Tops, MAAP Architects

Caudwell Children: Trudi Beswick, Caudwell Children

“I’m used to it” -Interior Design, Wellbeing and Incarcerated youth – Franz James & Sepideh Olausson, University of Gothenburg

The main focus in this paper is on interior design and its impact on well-being in special residential homes for youth (12-21) with psychosocial problems, substance abuse and/or criminal behavior. These homes are run by the Swedish government and provide compulsory care in settings much related to institutions such as prisons and psychiatric hospitals.

Further, this paper aims to critically discuss the impact of design with carceral (prisonlike) heritage on youth’s direction in life. The authors suggest a model for how the dialectic relationship between the incarcerated person and the physical environment can be understood.

Finally, by identifying interior design factors that are counterproductive for well-being it is possible to create designs that foster well-being and positive direction in life.

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