Kommunikationsdesign in kultursensiblen Alters- und Pflegeeinrichtungen


Culture-specific care facilities for the elderly are an answer to theneed among older immigrants to live in an environment that takestheir personal and cultural background into account. The goal ofthis study is to investigate the design and communication environment

of so-called «Mediterranean» care homes for the elderly,

in order to identify those aspects that are regarded as positiveby its residents or that have a positive impact on their state ofwell-being. Furthermore, it will be examined whether these aspectscan be adapted to regular long-term care facilities for theelderly. Finally, recommendations for the design of culturally sensitiveenvironments in facilities for the elderly and infirm will bedeveloped that could support the transcultural shift in care facilitiesfor which experts are calling at present.


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Minou Afzali



Arne Scheuermann

Heinzpeter Znoj, Universität Bern



Forschungsprojekt im Rahmen der Graduate School of the Arts (GSA) der philosophisch-historischen Fakultät der Universität Bern und der Hochschule der Künste Bern

08/2013 - 11/2016


Schweizerischer Nationalfonds


Ein Projekt des BFH-Zentrums Arts in Context.