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CommuniCare – Communication Design in Culturally Sensitive Nursing Homes

Minou Afzali, Communication Design, University of the Arts Bern, CH

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The so-called "Mediterranean" care facilities in Switzerland are an answer to the need among older immigrants to live in an environment that takes their personal and cultural background into account. An insight into different institutions will shed light to the following questions: Which aspects of the environment are regarded as positive by its residents? Which aspects have a positive impact on their wellbeing? How is culture represented through the design of the environment?