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23.11.2022
Public Lecture | Thursday, December 1, 2022, 16.30

«Design Strategies for Planetary Health»

Im medizinischen Alltag gilt es die Keimbildung bestmöglich zu verhindern, um Infektionen zu vermeiden. Einwegprodukte sind eine hygienische und effektive Lösung. Die Kehrseite sind enorme Mengen an Abfall. Die konzeptionelle Auseinandersetzung in dieser Arbeit zeigt, wie bestehendes Material weiterverwendet werden kann. Der Paravent ist eine funktionale und exemplarische Anwendung. Die Folie besteht ausschliesslich aus recyceltem Polypropylen von Einwegkleidung.

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23.11.2022
Living Lab

Switzerland’s biggest mixed-reality simulation site for architectural purposes

Testing our prototype at the Swiss Center for Design and Health. Up to 600 sqm will be available for simulations from the beginning of 2023.


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07.10.2022
Annual Report (english edition)

Annual Report 2021 Swiss Center for Design and Health

Report
23.09.2022
Public Lecture | 07.10.2022, 16.30

Crafting futuristic E-textiles & Ansätze für eine nachhaltige Materialgestaltung

Chhail Khalsa is an E-textile Designer, Design Researcher and the founder of Anuvad – An initiative to bridge futuristic e-textiles with traditional craft techniques. Anuvad, which means «Translation» in Sanskrit, is her brainchild, with its conception post her graduation at the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad.

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13.09.2022
Portes Ouvertes

Panel discussion on design and health

Prof. Dr. Minou Afzali and Dr. Jan Eckert in conversation; moderated by Prof. Dr. Arne Scheuermann. On the occasion of the Portes ouvertes of the Swiss Center for Design and Health in the summer 2022.

Video
12.08.2022
External event

The Swiss Center for Design and Health will be present at the Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences panel discussion «Towards Age-Friendly Healthcare.»

On Thursday, October 27, 2022, the discussion of the experts can be followed via live stream. Prof. Dr. Minou Afzali, Head of Research at the Swiss Center for Design and Health, will be present with the video input «How can design contribute to a more age-friendly primary health care?».
The inputs are already posted:

Topic of the panel discussion and inputs
11.08.2022
Portes Ouvertes

Impressions from the first Portes Ouvertes of the Swiss Center for Design and Health on July 13, 2022.

Photos Ramon Lehmann
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11.08.2022
International Advisory Board

Advisory Board Meeting des Swiss Center for Design and Health

Impression of the third International Advisory Board Meeting of the Swiss Center for Design and Health from July 10-13, 2022

Photos Ramon Lehmann
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28.07.2022
Summer School

SSPH+ Summer School

Join us at the SSPH+ Summer School in Public Health Policy, Economics and Management. From August 25-27 we will run our course: Designing Health Care: Improving patient and staff safety through Evidence-based Design.

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12.07.2022
Portes Ouvertes

Invitation to the SCDH Open Day on Wednesday, 13 July 2022, 3 – 8 p.m.

Experience a place where society and science meet on the theme of design and health.


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27.06.2022
Public Lecture

Healthy Airports – Design as Placemaking

Humans create places out of spaces. A place only becomes meaningful, and potentially health-making, after efforts at social choice and design.

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22.06.2022
External event

53rd Environmental Design Research Association Conference.

Clemson University School of Architecture in South Carolina hosted architects and researchers from around the world from June 1-4, 2022. The Swiss Center for Design and Health was also represented by Minou Afzali and Rahel Nauen.

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19.05.2022
Annual report (german edition)

Annual report

Publication of the first annual report of the SCDH for the year 2021.

Report
15.11.2021
Awards

komform is awarded the Design Prize Switzerland 2021

komform, the founding shareholder of the SCDH, is awarded the Design Prize Switzerland 2021. This in the category «Empowerment and integration of an Ageing Society». Age-sensitive design is an important aspect of health design.

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09.09.2021
Media echo

The Federal Government and the Canton of Bern approves the funding for the SCDH

After the Federal Government, the Canton of Bern also approves the funding for the SCDH. This means that the SCDH will be able to start its operational activities in 2022

To the press release
02.07.2021
Media echo

SCDH is officially a Swiss Technology Competence Center

The SCDH is now officially a Swiss Technology Competence Center: the Federal Department of Economics, Education and Research fully approves the funding of CHF 8 million applied for by the SCDH.

To the press release
19.06.2019
Organisation

Competence centre Swiss Center for Design and Health AG

Swiss Center for Design and Health AG is founded as a Private-public-Partnership. The new competence centre has the task of making the health care systems of the future more efficient, economical, ecological, safer and more innovative with the help of design-based solutions. The founding partners involved are the Bern University of Applied Sciences BFH, University of Bern, Insel Gruppe, Visana, Girsberger AG, LerNetz AG and komform GmbH.

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Public Lecture

Thursday, December 1, 2022, 16.30

«Design Strategies for Planetary Health»

Die Public Lecture wird gestreamt. Bitte melden Sie sich per E-Mail bei für den Stream an.

Program:

16.30 Introduction (in german)

Dr. Jan Eckert, Leiter Living Lab SCDH

16.45 SichtWandel – ein zweites Leben für Einwegkleidung

Im medizinischen Alltag gilt es die Keimbildung bestmöglich zu verhindern, um Infektionen zu vermeiden. Einwegprodukte sind eine hygienische und effektive Lösung. Die Kehrseite sind enorme Mengen an Abfall. Die konzeptionelle Auseinandersetzung in dieser Arbeit zeigt, wie bestehendes Material weiterverwendet werden kann. Der Paravent ist eine funktionale und exemplarische Anwendung. Die Folie besteht ausschliesslich aus recyceltem Polypropylen von Einwegkleidung.

Selina Cadruvi, Cadruvi Trading AG / DeeCee style & C-bag-trade
Lorena Zimmerli-Adler, Mutterschaftsurlaub


17.45 Klimakrise, Gesundheit und wir – Wege zur planetarischen Gesundheitserziehung in der Schweiz

Die Umwelt- und Klimakrise ist die grösste Bedrohung der Gesundheit im 20. Jahrhundert. Planetary Health ist ein lösungsorientiertes, transdisziplinäres, systemorientiertes Gesundheitsnarrativ, welches die Gesundheitsprofessionellen der Zukunft darin unterstützt, ihre Rolle zum Anthropozän neu zu begreifen. Am Departement Gesundheit der Berner Fachhochschule werden Wissen, Werte und Handlungsoptionen in Lehre und Forschung aufgenommen, um in der Geburtshilfe, Ernährung, Diätetik, Physiotherapie und Pflege Wege zu menschlicher und planetaren Gesundheit zu beschreiben.

Sonja Schönberg, Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin, Fachbereich Ernährung und Diätetik, Departement Gesundheit der Berner Fachhochschule

18.15 Q&A
18.30 Apéro

Swiss Center for Design and Health, Living Lab
Ipsachstrasse 16, 2560 Nidau


Living Lab

Switzerland’s biggest mixed-reality simulation site for architectural purposes

Testing our prototype at the Swiss Center for Design and Health. Up to 600 sqm will be available for simulations from the beginning of 2023.


Annual Report (english edition)

Annual Report 2021 Swiss Center for Design and Health


Public Lecture

Friday, October 7, 2022, 16.30

Swiss Center for Design and Health
Ipsachstrasse 16, 2560 Nidau

Chhail Khalsa

Chhail Khalsa is an E-textile Designer, Design Researcher and the founder of Anuvad – An initiative to bridge futuristic e-textiles with traditional craft techniques. Anuvad, which means «Translation» in Sanskrit, is her brainchild, with its conception post her graduation at the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. She is an alumina and ex-research assistant of Hochschule Luzern, Switzerland. Through Anuvad, Chhail confluences the competencies of a technical expert and a craftsperson to ideate, innovate and produce e-textiles. She has also created what is called a «Craft Collaboration Toolkit» – an ingenious toolkit that helps amalgamate the expertise of design researchers, designers, and craftsperson to enable effective collaboration. Through this project she created a novel woven circuit that currently has a patent pending. Chhail is also the receiver of awards and grants from various institutions; IKEA Foundation Switzerland, Creative Hub Switzerland, Förderpreis Master Design (awarded by Luzern Design and Hochschule Luzern), Lexus Design Award to name a few. Her work has been showcased at multiple international platforms including the Vienna Design Week, Fashion Tech Week New York, WearIt Berlin with the most recent being the Dutch Design Week. Chhail’s vision is for her work to decolonize, humanize e-textiles and support the evolution of traditional crafts

Meri Zirkelbach

Meri Zirkelbach ist diplomierte Konservatorin/Restauratorin (Hochschule der Künste Bern), diplomierte Gestalterin Oberfläche (Schweizerische Textilfachschule), MA-Designerin (Hochschule Luzern) und Doktorandin. Seit 2019 ist sie für die Hochschule Luzern Design & Kunst als wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin unter Anderem in der Betreuung von Studierenden im Master Design tätig. Ihre Forschungsschwerpunkte liegen im Bereich der Kollaboration von Design und Wissenschaft und der Entwicklung neuer nachhaltiger Materialkonzepte. Ihr Fokus liegt in der Materialisierung vielfältiger Anwendungen. Die Masterarbeit «White Wood» in Zusammenarbeit mit der ETH Zürich wurde 2019 mit dem «Zeugin Designstiftungspreis» ausgezeichnet. Das neuartige holzbasierte Materialsystem führte zu einem gemeinsamen Patenteintrag und einer Publizität in Fachkreisen nachhaltiger Materialforschung. Aktuell erweitert sie die Masterarbeit im Rahmen eines Doktorats aus. Es thematisiert vielfältige und spekulative Materialexplorationen im Zusammenspiel von Materialtraditionen und entsteht mit dem Institut für Materialdesign der Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach und der Empa Dübendorf. 


Portes Ouvertes

Panel discussion on design and health

Prof. Dr. Minou Afzali and Dr. Jan Eckert in conversation; moderated by Prof. Dr. Arne Scheuermann. On the occasion of the Portes ouvertes of the Swiss Center for Design and Health in the summer 2022.


External event

The Swiss Center for Design and Health will be present at the Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences panel discussion «Towards Age-Friendly Healthcare.»

On Thursday, October 27, 2022, the discussion of the experts can be followed via live stream. Prof. Dr. Minou Afzali, Head of Research at the Swiss Center for Design and Health, will be present with the video input «How can design contribute to a more age-friendly primary health care?».

The inputs are already posted:


Portes Ouvertes

Impressions from the first Portes Ouvertes of the Swiss Center for Design and Health on July 13, 2022. 

Photos Ramon Lehmann 


International Advisory Board

Impression of the third International Advisory Board Meeting of the Swiss Center for Design and Health from July 10-13, 2022

Photos Ramon Lehmann 


Summer School

SSPH+ Summer School

Join us at the SSPH+ Summer School in Public Health Policy, Economics and Management. From August 25 – 27 we will  run our course: Designing Health Care: Improving patient and staff safety through Evidence-based Design. 


Public Lecture

Monday, July 11, 2022, 19.00

Healthy Airports – Design as Placemaking

Professor Evelyne de Leeuw
Director, Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity CPHCE; Director, Healthy Urban Environments (HUE) Collaboratory; University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Humans create places out of spaces. A place only becomes meaningful, and potentially health-making, after efforts at social choice and design. A dwelling becomes a home because of the context we give it. A hospital only is as good as its response to its communities and the contemporary technology. An airport may well be an engine for health – if we want it to be. This presentation looks at the evidence on design for health. It will take inspiration from Healthy Airports research and development work by Evelyne de Leeuw and her team.

Swiss Center for Design and Health
Ipsachstrasse 16, 2560 Nidau


Portes Ouvertes

Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 15.00 – 20.00

Invitation to the SCDH Open Day

Experience a place where society and science meet on the theme of design and health.


External event

53rd Environmental Design Research Association Conference.

Clemson University School of Architecture in South Carolina hosted architects and researchers from around the world from June 1 – 4, 2022. The Swiss Center for Design and Health was also represented by Minou Afzali and Rahel Nauen.


Annual report (german edition)

Publication of the first annual report of the SCDH for the year 2021.


Awards

komform, the founding shareholder of the SCDH, is awarded the Design Prize Switzerland 2021. This in the category «Empowerment and integration of an Ageing Society». Age-sensitive design is an important aspect of health design.


Media echo


Media echo


Organisation

Swiss Center for Design and Health AG is founded as a Private-public-Partnership. The new competence centre has the task of making the health care systems of the future more efficient, economical, ecological, safer and more innovative with the help of design-based solutions. The founding partners involved are the Bern University of Applied Sciences BFH, University of Bern, Insel Gruppe, Visana, Girsberger AG, LerNetz AG and komform GmbH.