Lecture by Professor Alan Dilani

Salutogenic Architecture - The Search for a Healthy Society - 24th of May, 2017

Organised by Health and Society

Wed 24 May 2017 11:30 to 12:30

Venue Leeuwenborch, gebouwnummer 201
Room C67

Salutogenic Architecture - The Search for a Healthy Society

24th of May, 2017, Leeuwenborch Building, room C67

An increasing body of research suggests that the quality of the built environment has an important role to promote health and wellbeing. Healthcare should focus on providing “wellness” as well as treating illness. These developments require a new way to look at the role of architecture and design in relation to health and well-being: the Salutogenic approach to Architecture.

Research on Salutogenic Architecture highlights the impact of architecture on health and wellbeing. Inspiring architects and planners to include such elements in design may contribute to a healthier society. Implementing health promoting design requires interdisciplinary collaboration between for example architecture, medicine, public health, psychology, design and engineering. This presentation discusses the approach of Salutogenic Architecture to promote health and well-being through designing built environment.

Professor Alan Dilani is founder and General Director of the International Academy for Design and Health (IADH). He is co-founder of the Journal “World Health Design”. Prof. Dilani has been engaged worldwide in several universities in the field of Design and Health developing "Psychosocially Supportive Design Program", both in Medical and Design institutions. He holds a Masters of Architecture in Environmental Design and a Ph.D. in Health Facility. In his research at Karolinska Institute, Medical University, he developed a multidisciplinary research approach, which lead to the new definition called “Salutogenic Design” that not only fosters functional efficiency, but also improves health processes.

More information about Professor Alan Dilani can be found here.