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Wednesday, September 28, 2022  |  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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Transforming Lives - Art, Expression, and Recovery in Healthcare design

Laurena Clark, ARIDO, IDC, NCIDQ
Senior Interior Designer, Stantec Architecture Ltd.
Afsaneh Karamizadeh, M. Arch, OAA
Senior Project Manager, Planning and Design, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Principal, Senior Interior Designer & Health Sector - Interior Design Lead, Stantec Architecture Ltd

Art can transform lives. At the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), a rich collection of Therapeutic Art Installations engages people on the interior and exterior, provides positive distraction, and contributes to wayfinding and landmarking. Learn how a clearly defined Design Vision can help achieve excellence. Find out how the integration of art supports the Recovery Model of Care, and how input from the entire CAMH community – shaped the buildings, interior design, and the selection of art, to help transform lives. At SickKids Hospital, an innovative approach to integrating art was inspired by a Patient/Family Engagement Process for a renovation of the Blood and Marrow Transplant/Cellular Therapy (BMT/CT) Unit. Learn how we can design spaces that respond to the needs and interests of the diverse population in pediatrics, and how their stories and struggles can inform the design and engage patients to BE the artists who personalize/transform their space and experiences.

1: Recognize how art and design can support the recovery model of care by engaging the community, reducing stigma, and encouraging people to seek help.
2: Understand how design and art programs transform experiences and promote a sense of normalcy and comfort, as well as safety and security.
3: Learn how Design Vision can be utilized as a tool for achieving design excellence.
4: Learn how listening to the stories of patients/families can inform innovative design solutions that empower, engage and transform their experiences.

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