Healing Spaces: Indoor Therapeutic Environments

taught by Dr Eliza Burke

Short Course description

Healing Spaces: Indoor Therapeutic Environments explores the concepts of “place-making” and sensory connection in community healthcare and home settings to enhance health and wellbeing. Online modules cover the relationship between light and space in architecture, the creation of sensory and immersive environments and the benefits of viewing and being surrounded by art in clinical and other institutional settings. You will have the opportunity to apply your new knowledge and participate in several practical activities around discovering and creating therapeutic interior spaces.

Dr Eliza  Burke
Dr Eliza Burke

Dr Eliza Burke is an interdisciplinary researcher and writer with an MFA in Art Theory (University of Tasmania) and a PhD in Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature (Monash University). She is also an independent art curator and has held a variety of project co-ordination and management roles in the arts industry and the tertiary education sector. She teaches and has assisted on many research projects across the disciplines of Sociology and Art Theory, with particular expertise in mental health and gender theory, and contemporary arts practices. She has published her own research in Feminist Media Studies, Australian Feminist Studies and Counselling, Psychotherapy and Health and regularly contributes to the Asia-Pacific arts magazine, Artlink.