Perhaps you can’t teach it but you maybe can inspire it. Empathy requires putting oneself in a position to understand another person’s experiences and ultimately their needs, and in any classroom that is no simple lesson to learn—but it is exactly what Interior Architecture Professor Sarah Sherman is attempting to do in her Graduate 5 Healthcare Studio.
“In order to design a healthcare facility a student must deeply understand the users of the space,” Professor Sherman explains. She emphasizes that the design of healthcare facilities provides a unique opportunity to affect people at a critical point in their life.
Via Edwin Rutsch