Fri 14 Sep 2018

Design and Mental Health

Fri 14 Sep 2018
£12.00 /£10.00 concession
Screening Room
South Wing

This panel explores wellbeing and mental health in cities and looks at how design can affect social cohesion and human experience in the urban environment.

Designers and architects are increasingly extending their practice beyond the physical concerns of buildings and spaces to planning for the emotional needs of individuals and communities in urban environments. 


Jeremy Myerson is the Helen Hamlyn Chair of Design, The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design at the Royal College of Art where his research interests focus on the role of design in social, demographic and technological change. 

Sîon Parkinson is the producer of Dundee Design Festival and Tilde Arts curator of Dundee’s installation at LDB 2018 that uses video gaming environments to enable young people to tackle anxiety and depression.

Sumantro Ghose is the Managing Director of London Design Biennale. Prior to his appointment in December 2017, he was Exhibitions and Programmes Director at Etihad Museum, Dubai, and Director of International Programmes at Qatar Museums Authority. In the UK, he has worked and consulted for museums and institutions including Asia House, Tate and the National Portrait Gallery.