Design for Healthy Living @modatl

Design for Healthy Living @modatl – Museum of Design Atlanta

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April 19 – August 9, 2015

Design for Healthy Living explores the impact of the built environment on human health and presents specific design strategies that are used to promote routine physical activity and healthy living.

The exhibition provides real-world examples from Atlanta and beyond that demonstrate these design strategies in use and highlight the impact that design is making on the health and well-being of communities.

Among the Atlanta projects featured in the exhibition are the Atlanta BeltLine, Serenbe, Lee Street Re-Design, Wheat Street Garden, and others.

This highly interactive exhibition — which features an installation by artist and designerTristan Al-Haddad of Formations Studio — will encourage participation and dialogue as visitors consider the spaces they use each day and how these spaces can be used to improve their health and well-being.

Classroom design for flexible movement and health #WhatIfWeekly

With a bit more creativity and innovation, our school classrooms could do this, too.

A classroom of such flexible-use design would signal to learners that exercise, movement, and kinetics are invaluable parts of being and learning. I was inspired to think of such a classroom by reading this piece on FastCo Co.Design: “Sweating The Details: This Workstation Doubles As A Personal Gym.”

What if we reconfigured classroom furniture to use energy rather than squelch it?