February 26-29, 2010
University of Toronto
This conference is a collaboration between the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, the Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion, and the Ontario College of Art and Design. It will begin the public discourse that will be continued in our new Health Design graduate studies program currently in the planning stages. It begins a dialogue between medicine and aesthetics examining the capacity for design to align evidence with intuition, quantitative analysis with qualitative judgment, and science with art. The conference interrogates current ideas and practices defining the role of design in the promotion of health while seeking to foster an appreciation of how the forms of affective and cognitive experience associated with environmental aesthetics may clarify and amplify the goals that motivate therapeutic practices and institutions.
For more information and to register, please visit http://www.daniels.utoronto.ca/events/conference/2009/04/4246.