Quickly Interactive Healing Installations Nurture Resilient Communities After the Covid-19 Pandemic


The Covid-19 pandemic has driven the globe into a physical and psychological public health catastrophe. In this "protracted battle" against the entire human immune system and the operating structures of society, many citizens have been forced to carry a substantial psychological burden. Worse still, the majority of mental disorder residents are unwilling to seek psychological therapy at healing centers or hospitals due to the lack of mental health awareness and the pressure of negative social judgment. From the perspective of urban renewal and social integration, it is necessary, crucial, and timely to design a more adaptable, inclusive, and friendly urban public space to help more community members alleviate their inner alienation and adjust more smoothly and comfortably to their new normal lives, through literature reviews of Urban Acupuncture and its related fields, such as Human Settlements Science, Urban Catalysts, and Citizen Participation theory. Based on summarizing their reality bottlenecks and the renewal potential, the paper proposes the general visions and research questions for Quickly interactive healing installations and discovers a series of design principles to enhance adaptability. They can be summarized as 1. Tapping the regeneration potential of leftover spaces in cities. 2. Building bridges between the emotional healing installation, traditional culture, and childhood memories. 3. The organic blending of aesthetics at the appearance level, functioning at the experience level, and healing at the inclusive social level. Furthermore, the paper shows two emotional healing installations to visibly and vividly demonstrate the design principles' applicability.

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Tanhao Gao, Tongji University, China
Lili Zheng, Universidad de Barcelona, Spain
Hongtao Zhou, Tongji University, China

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Conference: BAMC2022
Stream: Aesthetics and Design

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To cite this article:
Gao T., Zheng L., & Zhou H. (2022) Quickly Interactive Healing Installations Nurture Resilient Communities After the Covid-19 Pandemic ISSN: 2435-9475 – The Barcelona Conference on Arts, Media & Culture 2022: Official Conference Proceedings https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2435-9475.2022.10
To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2435-9475.2022.10

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