Physical touch from family members and caregivers is often an important part of the therapeutic regime for people living with dementia. The Covid-19 pandemic has devastated long-term care homes across Canada and has left many residents isolated from this essential contact.
Memory Lane – Julianna Neudorf
Tea Swamp Park – Tyler Adam
Season Coast – Steve Li
Stage Garden – Veronica Sheng
Slow Motion – Charlotte Chen
We interpret the idea of inclusivity as a mixture of diverse matter. Just like the fact that different rivers merge into the ocean, despite of their origins. The immigrants from other counties to Canada is just like the flow of rivers, and they bring their cultures, which as a result, creates diversity.
Inclusive design is accessible, adaptable and multifunctional, serving the needs of a diverse population. We predict that increased development and population density will result in declining green space ownership and equity of access to nature.
With the concept of inclusivity in mind, our design for Flow Park accommodates both current and future residents by serving as a respite from the urban environment and creates a synergy between city residents and the natural world.
Our aim with this project was to explore how inclusive design can be applied beyond anthropocentric design principles. In many cases, the animals that we cohabitate with in our cities are left as an afterthought, if considered at all. By approaching this inclusive space with more of an ecocentric framework, we were able to create a sanctuary for both certain species of birds as well as for people.