Blog

The effects of a sedentary lifestyle on the body has peaked the interest of designers and thinkers who are looking for ways to tackle this issue with concepts such as The End of Sitting and the Body At Work. Dutch designer Dorota Gazy’s project 'Sedentary Lab...

Remember a time when your mind was your ‘computer’? No? Me either. Nowadays we rely on technology to wake us up, monitor our health, remember events or appointments, do simple calculations, and to navigate through cities...so much so that we don’t trust our own instinc...

Art has the ability to challenge status quo, evoke emotion, inspire societal change and influence technological advances. Film director, sci-fi artist, TED Fellow and body architect Lucy McRae has managed to do all above through her work that investigates the future of...

If you could have an additional sense, what would it be? Apart from teleportation, reading minds and seeing through people’s emotions are high on the wishlist. Studio Nick Verstand has realized this dream with Aura, anaudiovisual installation which turns emotions into...

Wearable trackers represent a booming sector, from fitness apps that measure the activity levels, water intake or sleep tracking, we have become obsessed with visualising and monitoring our health. However there is one major disadvantage to wearable trackers, when the...

Earlier in May, we attended the And& Summit, a 4-day gathering on health, tech and creativity in Leuven (Belgium). As part of the festival we had the chance to visit Health House, an exhibition space displaying various tech innovations that will change shape the future...

Our senses serve as a compass to understanding our surroundings, more so when we have lost one. With the loss of sight, our other senses become heightened and we rely on them and memory to navigate through the environment, however what happens when your environment is...

Think of the buildings, interiors and devices you prefer, do they have any curvy elements? The iPhone’s design went from curvy, to more rectilinear (iPhone 5) and back to curvy...why is that? Experts say it has to do with how our brain is wired. Research shows that a v...

As we age, our memories are no longer as sharp and we rely on others' help to recall events and enable us to establish a sense of place. For persons suffering from dementia it is even harder, as everyday their mental ability is compromised, affecting bas...

The nature of work has changed, therefore the design of the workspace is changing along with it. These changes also create a shift in office culture - workspaces have become more open planned, casual and collaborative. With technological advances we have become faster...

In early March this year, Elon Musk announcement that his latest venture -  The Boring Company  will change the trajectory of its proposed future-of-travel concepts 'Loop'  and 'Hyperloop' to prioritize pedestrians and cyclists over vehicles. In light of the...

The World Cities Culture Forum has published alarming statistics on the percentage of green spaces in cities, with 9.5% recorded in Paris 2013, 7.5% in Tokyo in 2015, and a only 2% in Dubai recorded in 2015. Green infrastructure is vital elements to improve physical an...

With air pollution plaguing urban health, it is essential that city dwellers integrate more greenery into their interiors, as plants are natural, cost effective, and therapeutic solutions to improve air quality.  A 1989 NASA study revealed that indoor plants are c...

The skin has been a vessel for artistic expression from time immemorial. The body can be seen as man’s natural canvas and societies all over the world have used body modification as a symbol of cultural identity - from scarification in various African cultures, to tatt...

We explore Sensory Deprivation in Stranger Things in a real context, looking into the technique and its benefits to the body and mind.

Please reload

Don't miss out, sign up for our weekly newsletter!

  • Facebook - Black Circle
  • LinkedIn - Black Circle
  • Twitter - Black Circle
  • YouTube - Black Circle

© 2018  H E A L I N G  P L A C E S 

© 2017 Healing Places