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Practices of Care; A Cross-Disciplinary Discussion on Designing for Mental Health and Wellbeing

11 June 2021

17:00 -19:00

How does one educate a professional – an architect, a doctor? Competencies are one thing, but what about qualities such as ethics, or duty of care? Is a key skill of being an architect or a clinician the ability to listen to a variety of stakeholders and work collaboratively?

Practices of Care will bring together a panel of architects and doctors, to discuss what it might mean to be a caring professional and what the two disciplines can learn from each other.

The discussion will reference a unique collaboration between 640 students from the University of Westminster’s School of Architecture + Cities and the Medical School at Imperial College London exploring the relationship between design, mental health, and wellbeing. Practices of Care will invite a selection of architecture and medical students as well as patient advocates to describe both the workshop and what they took away.

Professor Sadie Morgan, Founding Director dRMM
Dr Fintan Larkin, Consultant Psychiatrist, Clinical Director, Acute Mental Health Services.

There will be an accompanying online exhibition showing work produced, which is accessible through the link.

Organisers: Ro Spankie (Assistant Head of School, UoW), Wing May Kong (Head of Ethics and Law, Undergraduate Medicine, Imperial College London), Fiorenza Shepherd (Senior Clinical Lecturer, Imperial College London), Diony Kypraiou (Senior Lecturer, UoW).


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