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“I’m used to it” -Interior Design, Wellbeing and Incarcerated youth

Conference contribution
Authors Franz James
Sepideh Olausson
Published in Design in Mental Health 2019. Conference presentation
Publication year 2019
Published at School of Design and Crafts
Institute of Health and Care Sciences
Language en
Subject categories Theory of science regarding care and nursing, Architecture, Design

Abstract

The presentation aimed to critically discuss and analyse the carceral (prisonlike) layers of the particular design heritage that form the contemporary interior design of rooms in institutions that serves as correctional facilities; such as prisons, psychiatric hospitals and specifically so-called special residential youth homes. Moreover, it aims to shed a light on the impact carceral design may have on health and well-being and for youth who inhabit these spaces. Can design factors foster well-being and give a direction in life.

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