visions4people is a new publication by Tyyne Claudia Pollmann offering a kaleidoscopic overview of artistic research in the context of psychiatric residential environments and conveys their particular challenges. What form can design visions and interventions take where people are central?
Pollmann has addressed this question and studied it as part of a cooperation between Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin and the Clinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy Charité Mitte, together with students, patients and staff on the psychiatric ward.
Scientific and artistic contributions, photographs and a polyphonic research material reveal to the reader the multifaceted experiences gained from this cooperation. The book is a valuable contribution for specialists and students from the disciplines of art, architecture, design, psychology, psychiatry, anthropology, and sociology who are planning a similar initiative—and a basis for novel collaborative projects in which the role for people in a psychiatric environment changes fundamentally: from being affected to getting involved.
visions4people is available from www.jovis.de/en/books/product/visions-4-people.html