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Heini Lehtinen

http://www.heinilehtinen.com

Brussels, Belgium
Heini Lehtinen is a writer, curator and designer specialized in practical and theoretical connections of well-being, design, built environments and society. She is a co-founder of Fictional Collective, an international community of designers, architects, writers, curators and researchers, and has worked as a journalist and editor-in-chief with focus on design-oriented topics since 2003. She holds a Master of Design degree in Social Design at Design Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands.

Beauty In Exile


A Topology of Social Sustainability

Beauty In Exile


A Topology of Social Sustainability
Emphasis on experience of beauty in built environments enhances human well-being and recovery.
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Experience of beauty is an essential element of human recovery and well-being. Research project Beauty In Exile makes a case of what is an experience of beauty in architecture and design. Some of the leading architects working on social issues talk about implications of beauty to the quality of buildings and human well-being. Scientific studies show positive behaviour in spaces that are experienced as beautiful.

Questions of human recovery, appropriation and integration become ever more relevant in the future, if the scenarios of masses of relocating refugees come alive. The research approaches beauty from survival to recovery and long-term well-being. It aims in functioning as an argument in designing environments that support human well-being.

Beauty In Exile will be published online from early 2016 on with essays, interviews of leading architects, curators and researchers working on societal issues, psychology and neuroscience,and with curated architecture and design projects.


Henk Wildschut: Gardens. Shousha, Tunisia, 2011.

TAM Associati: Paediatric Centre Nyala. South Darfur, Sudan, 2009–11.

Milla-Kariina Oja: Island. From series Home. 2009.

MASS Design Group: Butaro District Hospital. Rwanda, 2011.

Snøhetta: Norwegian National Opera and Ballet. Oslo, Norway, 2000–08.

Beauty In Exile


A Topology of Social Sustainability

Beauty In Exile


A Topology of Social Sustainability
Emphasis on experience of beauty in built environments enhances human well-being and recovery.
File under

Experience of beauty is an essential element of human recovery and well-being. Research project Beauty In Exile makes a case of what is an experience of beauty in architecture and design. Some of the leading architects working on social issues talk about implications of beauty to the quality of buildings and human well-being. Scientific studies show positive behaviour in spaces that are experienced as beautiful.

Questions of human recovery, appropriation and integration become ever more relevant in the future, if the scenarios of masses of relocating refugees come alive. The research approaches beauty from survival to recovery and long-term well-being. It aims in functioning as an argument in designing environments that support human well-being.

Beauty In Exile will be published online from early 2016 on with essays, interviews of leading architects, curators and researchers working on societal issues, psychology and neuroscience,and with curated architecture and design projects.


Henk Wildschut: Gardens. Shousha, Tunisia, 2011.

TAM Associati: Paediatric Centre Nyala. South Darfur, Sudan, 2009–11.

Milla-Kariina Oja: Island. From series Home. 2009.

MASS Design Group: Butaro District Hospital. Rwanda, 2011.

Snøhetta: Norwegian National Opera and Ballet. Oslo, Norway, 2000–08.


Idea by

Heini Lehtinen
Brussels
Belgium
Heini Lehtinen is a writer, curator and designer specialized in practical and theoretical connections of well-being, design, built environments and society. She is a co-founder of Fictional Collective, an international community of designers, architects, writers, curators and researchers, and has worked as a journalist and editor-in-chief with focus on design-oriented topics since 2003. She holds a Master of Design degree in Social Design at Design Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands.