Full papers deadline 31st March 2023
Revised papers back 19th May 2023
Special Issue: Art and Design for Health and Wellbeing in, through and beyond Education
This special issue looks at the ways in which art and design education addresses health and wellbeing via creative practice. In this post-pandemic age, growing evidence supports the importance of health and wellbeing as crucial to our lived experience. Therefore, art and design have a pivotal role to play in the integration of health and wellbeing in, through and beyond education. These creative explorations at the intersection of art, design, and education will continue to cultivate and embrace health and wellbeing as a method to support future global citizens and their place in the world.
Art making, practice and experiences for young people have significant implications for education and wellbeing. Creative arts participation promotes health and wellbeing and increasingly artists and designers are developing practices that intersect with healthcare settings and supporting clinical staff and patients.
Design giants such as R. Buckminster-Fuller and Victor Papanek focused the need to create design for the welfare of people and the planet. Consequently, design has evolved from a craftsmen and construction approach to contemporary strategic design initiatives, which embrace human and planetary health, sustainability, and security in times of human conflict and natural disasters. Health and wellbeing is a motivating force in design education to foreground awareness of these challenges and seeks to create products and services in areas such as health and ecologies of care, urban and bio-design, bodily health, housing, systems and objects, social and relational support systems, the ageing population and student wellbeing.