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AILA LATITUDE │ Harmony in Nature Webinar

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Online – AWST

Embark on a transformative journey with our workshop, ‘Harmony in Nature: Designing Healing and Therapeutic Landscapes.’ Delve into the art and science of crafting spaces that nurture the mind, body, and spirit. Explore the profound impact of nature on well-being and discover innovative design principles that integrate healing elements seamlessly into landscapes. Gain practical insights into therapeutic garden design, mindful plant selection, and sensory-rich environments. Uncover the healing potential of colours, textures, and sounds in natural settings. Join us in cultivating spaces that promote harmony and rejuvenate the human experience.

What you will learn.

  •  Foundations of Therapeutic Design:

Understand the principles and theories behind designing landscapes for healing and well-being.

  • Biophilic Design Elements:

Explore the concept of biophilia and learn how to incorporate nature-inspired elements to enhance the healing potential of landscapes.

  • Mindful Plant Selection:

Gain insights into selecting plants that contribute to a sensory-rich and therapeutic environment, considering factors such as colour, fragrance, and texture.

  • Sensory-rich Environments:

Discover how to create spaces that engage the senses, utilizing elements like water features, textures, and natural sounds for a holistic healing experience.

  • Colour Psychology in Nature:

Explore the psychological impact of colours in natural settings and learn how to use colour effectively to promote relaxation, inspiration, and emotional well-being.

  • Designing for Accessibility:

Address inclusivity by understanding how to create healing landscapes that are accessible and welcoming to individuals with varying physical abilities.

  • Case Studies and Best Practices:

Analyse successful examples of healing landscapes and gain insights from real-world case studies, providing practical knowledge for application in your own projects.

  • Collaboration and Networking:

Connect with fellow participants, fostering collaboration and exchanging ideas to enhance your understanding of designing healing and therapeutic landscapes.

Learning Outcomes.

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of the principles and theories that underpin therapeutic landscape design.
  • Acquire proficiency in incorporating biophilic design elements to enhance the therapeutic qualities of landscapes.
  • Demonstrate expertise in mindful plant selection, considering the sensory impact of colours, textures, and fragrances on well-being.
  • Understand the art of creating sensory-rich environments, utilizing elements such as water features, textures, and natural sounds to enhance the healing experience.
  • Apply knowledge of colour psychology to design landscapes that evoke specific emotions and contribute to overall well-being.
  • Develop skills in designing landscapes that are inclusive and accessible, accommodating individuals with diverse physical abilities.
  • Analyse and draw insights from real-world case studies, identifying best practices and lessons learned from successful healing landscape projects.

These outcomes empower participants to design landscapes that not only integrate therapeutic elements effectively but also contribute to the overall well-being of individuals interacting with healing and therapeutic landscapes.

Audience target

·        Landscape Architects:

Professionals seeking to enhance their skills in designing landscapes with a focus on therapeutic and healing.

·        Urban Planners:

Those involved in urban planning who aim to integrate therapeutic landscapes into urban environments for the well-being of residents.

·        Educators and Researchers:

Academics and researchers exploring the intersection of nature, design, and well-being, looking to stay informed about the latest trends and research in therapeutic landscapes.