CHWA conference 2019.

The Great Northern Rhino @ Hancock Museum. Arrive early. A beautiful morning waiting for the doors to open.

Tea & coffee & biscuits, along with Fabric Lenny’s box heads welcome delegates to the conference. There are unfinished ones for us to contribute to throughout the two days.

Paul Slater aka Fabric Lenny draws big screen during presentations that do not have media. Each doodle is rotated to form base of new idea – very engaging to watch.

Designing environments for wellbeing.
Orchid Music! (awekid- awchestra in the making)

More thought provoking content regarding the role of visual art in ‘arts in health’.

BOUNDARY WORK/BOUNDARY OBJECTS – though not relating to ‘health’ …… rather akin to Sarah Casey’s work on the ‘boundaries’ of the seen/unseen. …….. sort of working in liminal spaces to reveal meanings and find shared understanding.

A joyous finale. Dancing heads grooving to the ‘Lawnmowers Beat This Band’ while Lenny’s animations dance on the walls.

Fabric Lenny’s animated drawings dance to Lawnmowers drums.

3 Replies to “CHWA conference 2019.”

  1. The designing environments for living was a very interesting presentation. Reminded me a bit of the research I did after selling the ‘sensory piece’ to Grisedale Care home for their dementia sensory navigation improvements. I was struck by the presenter’s comment
    ‘You know, Debbie Harry’s in her 70’s. Would we expect her to be singing along to Val Doonican songs in her care home?’

    I thought quite! and it reminded me of some stuff I was looking at the other day about ‘dementia design’ AWFUL stick on wall murals instead of actual painted ones. Please spare me from them when, in the future, I’m in a care home singing Debbie Harry songs.

  2. I wonder, looking back, how much my interest in/consideration of dementia design a has subconsciously affected Shinrin? I’m wondering this because of the number of people who, commenting upon the installation , mention wanting it ‘in their home’ …. it does seem to have a sort of interior designy sort of feel for them…. which was not ACTUALLY intended by me.

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