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Design And Research For Healthy Communities And Healthcare Facilities Conference

Monday, May 17, 2021
12:00am – 11:59pm

Virtual Conference

The Design and Research for Healthy Communities and Healthcare Facilities conference is organized by UConn Anthropology professor Françoise Dussart and Sohyun Park from the Department of Plant Science & Landscape Architecture at UConn. This Interdisciplinary Virtual Conference draws attention to the historical and contemporary contexts within which healthy communities and healthcare facilities-related projects get realized as well as how their performances and outcomes are measured. In a pandemic era, conference presenters explore how issues of class, gender, ethnicity, and age contribute intellectually and literally shaping designs and their execution. Drawing on theoretical frameworks and empirical observations, presenters explore insights and questions which arise through cross-disciplinary dialogues, and examine how social and identity politics shape the architecture of care and are working to build better healing spaces. For more information, visit


Francoise Dussart, UConn Department of Anthropology,

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (primary), Geography Department, Human Development & Family Studies, Human Rights Institute, Humility and Conviction in Public Life, Psychology Department, School of Fine Arts, School of Nursing, Sociology Department, UConn Master Calendar, Urban and Community Studies

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