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dc.contributor.supervisor Roshko, Tijen (Interior Design) en
dc.contributor.author Zelickson, Michelle
dc.date.accessioned 2011-04-08T17:07:35Z
dc.date.available 2011-04-08T17:07:35Z
dc.date.issued 2011-04-08T17:07:35Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/4491
dc.description.abstract The emergence of technology in its many forms has intercepted the connection that the natural body once had with spatial experiences. These tangible interactions between the body and space have been replaced with technology causing the body to become de-valued and disconnected from itself and the surrounding environment. This disconnect between the body and space is felt by many people, however, the effect is compounded in women suffering from eating disorders because of a pre-existing disconnect with the body. Eating disorders are becoming much more prevalent in society. According to Health Canada,1-2% of women between the ages of 15 and 25 have anorexia, 3-5 % have bulimia, with 10-20% eventually dying of complications despite interventions (Health Canada). While many of these women will enter the recovery phase from the disorder, relapse will occur with approximately 1/3 of the women (Zerbe, 17). There are many centres that focus on the treatment of eating disorders while few focus on the aftercare that is crucial to prevent relapse. This design project will attempt to create a wellness centre focused on awareness, education and prevention of eating disorders through a strengthened connection with nature. The exploration of biophilic concepts, which are interactions with nature will foster the connection between the body and space re-developing and sustaining a body awareness that has become obsolete to the technical body in this modern world. en
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dc.language.iso en_US
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dc.subject Biophilia en
dc.subject Interior design en
dc.subject Eating disorder en
dc.title Body+Nature+Space: the influence of media and technology en
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.type master thesis en_US
dc.degree.discipline Interior Design en
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Milgrom, Richard (City Planning) Fergusson, Patricia (Clinical Health Psychology) en
dc.degree.level Master of Interior Design (M.I.D.) en
dc.description.note May 2011 en


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