HOSPITAble: Domestication of healthcare

CHAMBERLAIN, P and CRAIG, Claire (2016). HOSPITAble: Domestication of healthcare. In: DESMET, Pieter, FOKKINGA, Steven, LUDDEN, Geke, CILA, Nazli and VAN ZUTHEM, Hester, (eds.) Celebration & Contemplation: Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Design and Emotion, Amsterdam, September 27-30, 2016. Amsterdam, Design & Emotion Society, 553-557.

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The hospital is the traditional and familiar controlled environment where healthcare is defined and delivered. However the consequences of an older society the escalating costs of healthcare services and a shortage of personnel and facilities have put pressure on the healthcare system to deliver more support and treatments on an outpatient basis and in peoples home. The home and the hospital bring together very different cultural practices and environments and this inexorable geographical shift in care has potential impact on our physical and emotional relationship with our home space - our domain. These cultural practices/experiences can be mediated through objects, which in turn can provide vehicles through which to gain understanding of the richness and complexity of people's lives. The authors draw on the value of 'thinking with things' as a methodology. Central to this approach is the notion of 'exhibition' as a research tool that becomes a meeting space that enables this methodology to be applied. The 'exhibition' provides a theatre for conversation and offers the medium and method for discourse, data collection creating the conduit, through which societal assumptions relating to ageing and healthcare care can be made visible, explored and challenged.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Design, Healthcare, Critical artefacts, Aesthetics, Exhibition as research
Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Art and Design Research Centre
Page Range: 553-557
Depositing User: Carmel House
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2017 13:49
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 05:25
URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/14201

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