In order to create different design agendas towards trauma-informed design, various disciplines, such as artistic embodiment, multi-sensory experience, innovative psychological treatment methods, and neuroscientific knowledge generate different design responses. Those exemplary responses are incorporated on a design task of a therapy quarter at a site by the Donaukanal in Vienna, Austria.
Ultimately, mental health and the public life intersect on such an urban spot. This gives the project an opportunity to explore the interrelations between the informal trauma-informed design of public spaces and the specific configuration of novel embodied psychotherapy typologies.
By focusing on a holistic, therapeutic space experience, the thesis project concludes on the importance of mental health in contemporary society and how that might influence future design agendas in urban planning, landscape design, and architectural decisions.