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2nd European Design4Health conference

Date: From Wednesday 03 July 2013 to Friday 05 July 2013
Venue: Sheffield Hallam University, Cantor Building, 153 Arundel Street, Sheffield S1 2NU

Event contact Kirsty Christer

Booking is now open for the 2nd European Conference on Design4Health. This year’s CPD certified conference encourages debate from a range perspectives and disciplines. It explores interdisciplinary approaches to meeting the challenges of health and wellbeing and creates a forum for networking between academic researches, policy makers and practitioners.

You are cordially invited to witness the challenge unfolding over 24 hours, and to attend the drinks reception and prize giving on Tuesday 2 July at 6pm.

Conference highlights

Wed 3 July

Sonja Bäumel's work is driven by thinking about how we can extend the human body and use such a platform in new unexpected ways. Her work mediates between art and science, design and science, between clothes and body.

Private View: A peer reviewed exhibition includes creative responses from across the art and design disciplines. Sheffield Institute of Arts Gallery

Thurs 4 July

The ATHENE project will run a tutorial on Co-production of assisted living technologies and services.

Prof Marie O’Mahony presents a survey of Advanced Textiles for Health + Well-Being and their applications in Fashion, Design and the Built Environment. Marie is Professor of Advanced Fashion + Textiles at Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD) University, Toronto and Visiting Professor at University of the Arts, London.

Fri 5 July

Inclusive Hacking Workshop – Julia Cassim. Participants are asked to bring to the workshop products that they loathe  – not merely dislike - but hate with a passion.

Prizes awarded for best paper presentation.

We’re pleased to announce that the conference has been CPD accredited and has received an award from The Health Foundation. This year, for the first time, we have collaborated with a-n The Artists Information Company to award a Creative Writing Bursary for the conference.

This conference is supported by KT-Equal, Devices For Dignity, Creative Sheffield, Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care for South Yorkshire (CLAHRC SY).

Book your three-day or one-day place now here.

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