Landscape, Gardens and Health Network conference 2017
The therapeutic value of landscapes and gardens: evidence-based design and beyond
Penny Brohn Cancer Care Centre, Bristol, UK
Friday 22 September 2017
The conference will provide a forum for those wishing to discuss and debate the role of therapeutic landscapes and gardens today. It will introduce current research and innovative approaches to nature, everyday landscapes and wellbeing.
There will be four key themes:
Key note speakers include:
Olivia Chapple, Chair and Executive Trustee, Horatio’s Garden
Dr Anna Jorgensen, Senior Lecturer & Editor, Landscape Research, University of Sheffield
Jeremy Parker, Director of Fira Landscape Architecture & Urban Design, Birmingham
Dr Anne Stobart, Consultant Medical Herbalist & Honorary Fellow, University of Exeter
There will be an opportunity to present short papers, to contribute to group discussions and to engage in practical garden-based activities. The event will consider the role of research within health care design. It will explore the ways in which therapeutic garden design, activities and landscape research can also offer different ways of understanding - beyond the measurable and prescriptive.
It is hoped that the event will expand the LGHN online resource and all attendees are invited to contribute materials for the website.
LGHN are delighted to be working again with the Penny Brohn Cancer Care Centre in Bristol, where the 5 acre garden is central to therapeutic and healing work. The venue and delightful garden will provide a perfect conference setting. Its position, so close to the city of Bristol and its transport hub, is a practical location for national and international attendees.
Call for papers and contributions: if you have material to present at the conference please contact Liz Ware at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible (deadline Friday 24th March, 2017).
Programme and booking details available from mid April 2017
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