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Art for the hospital project “yasashii bijutsu” is a project undertaken by a Cooperative Work group consisting of hospital staff, artists and designers, all working together to create a medical environment where people can feel at ease and have a community-based hospital.

What is art for the hospital project “Yasashii Bijutsu”?

Meet the Needs of the Community

It is truly questioned “How to Spend” the time within the hospital where crucial activities are repeated and “What is the Ideal Environment” for the hospital, in relation with the growing interest in advanced medical technologies in this aging society. In order to meet these earnest needs of the community, “art for the hospital project” was established with the purpose of creating a “Medical Environment Providing for Comfort” and a ”Hospital Transmitting Culture Open to the Local Community” from the viewpoint of the communication with patients and the regional characteristics of the hospital.

As an Educational Program

Some volunteers in campus gathered on “Sharing Life”, which is the foundation spirit of Nagoya Zokei University, and started this project as an extracurricular activity in 2002. The project is run by students on a voluntary basis under the guidance of teaching staff in charge of the project, and the duties are shared by the students using each expertise background on art and design. Thus by realizing the collaboration among segmented fields of art and design, this project has been bringing up art and design specialists with “Social Skills” required at the real worksites.