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Nosocomial (An)aesthetics

Research assistant Gina Page and principal investigator Tamar Tembeck are presenting elements from the Encountering Art in Hospitals research project for a workshop at the University of Bristol, April 12-13, 2018, titled Toward a Sensory History of the Modern Hospital.

Gina is presenting her research into the influence of evidence-based design on hospital art, and will propose novel mechanisms by which art can contribute to the healing environment.

Tamar’s presentation on “Nosocomial (An)aesthetics” will address some of the paradoxes of contemporary hospital art, which reflect our ambiguous expectations towards the kinds of sensory experiences we ultimately seek from art in healthcare spaces.