Continuing the journey: a funeral home for Indigenous Peoples of Saskatchewan
The focus of this practicum project is to provide a culturally relevant, as well as mentally, emotionally, and spiritually supportive, funeral home for the Indigenous community in Saskatoon and surrounding area. The current Westwood Funeral Home at 1402 20th St. West in Treaty 6 Territory and owned by the Saskatoon Funeral Home, was updated in order to improve the services offered to their Indigenous patrons. Drawing on key principles of Indigenous worldviews regarding the natural environment and experience, the proposed design is a result of the investigation of three main theoretical frameworks: traditional Indigenous worldviews, nature centred design, and sensory perception involving multisensory design.
Indigenous, Interior Design, Funeral home, Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Indigenous worldviews, Nature centred design, Multisensory design, Sensory perception