Wednesday Sep 14, 2022

Fluid selves, fluid Berlin #3 Kornelia Dimitrova: Playbook for healing

Architectural researcher Kornelia Dimitrova co-founded Foundation We Are, a collective of nine creative minds and makers. We had a Warming Up Talk in 2020 with Kornelia and her co-founder Bernhard Lenger. Dimitrova’s analytic and bright approach of the built environment and social dynamics stuck with us, so we asked her to join us for our Berlin edition. In her own practice Dimitrova helps care organisations to address spatial and architectural issues by imagining alternative scenarios for use. In the past years she developed a strategic vision for De Grote Beek, one of the largest mental healthcare facilities in the Netherlands. Kornelia published her proposals in the Playbook for Healing Environments. 

A talk – with a blazing fire in the background – about the value of mapping, working with what there is, and the art of proposing the right possibilities at the right time. 

References:

Kornelia Dimitrova:
https://www.kodimitrova.com/
The Institut für Sexualwissenschaft, Berlin (1919-1933):
https://magnus-hirschfeld.de/ausstellungen/institute/
Sectie C Eindhoven:
https://www.sectie-c.com/site/
Stock photography:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stock_photography 

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