Room for transition by aesthetic empowerment? Atmospheres and sensory experiences of a new hospital birth environment

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This paper focuses on how the design, aesthetics and atmosphere of a new hospital birth environment affects the experiences of new fathers. Based on a phenomenological study it shows how atmospheres are experienced in a new birthing room intended to stimulate the senses in a comforting and equanimity-evoking way, and especially how the fathers attuned themselves to the situation of being present at the birth of their new-born infant. Studying fathers’ transition to parenthood through the lens of atmosphere and interrogating the meaning of atmosphere in hospital rooms offers a more nuanced approach to our understanding of the relationship between people, space, time and event in future design of new hospital rooms
TitelAmbiances, Alloæstesia : Senses, Inventions, Worlds
RedaktørerDamien Masson
Antal sider7
Vol/bindvolume 1/1
ForlagRéseau International Ambiances
Publikationsdato1 dec. 2020
ISBN (Trykt)9782952094870
StatusUdgivet - 1 dec. 2020
Begivenhed4th International Congress on Ambiances - University of Santa Barbera
Varighed: 2 dec. 20204 dec. 2020


Konference4th International Congress on Ambiances
LokationUniversity of Santa Barbera


  • Æstetik, design og medier