[community] How can we help?

Cybele S cybele.sack at gmail.com
Thu Apr 16 03:46:28 UTC 2020


https://www.tvo.org/article/people-are-really-scared-ontarians-with-disabilities-worry-theyll-be-denied-care?fbclid=IwAR3fFg0u6cYDs2Okm9UlGG6KWcOm7EwLJ9nTNvSS3wr2SsBmkLEwOfvKmW8


On Mon, Apr 13, 2020 at 12:34 PM Cybele S <cybele.sack at gmail.com> wrote:

> Needs more research.
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> https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/vulnerable-kids-parents-covid-coronavirus-21852510?fbclid=IwAR2Yy5r_rOsPiijhg4LvK4llaWKXEXb1dIpNkBOKLGtLaOq0_-EVBSWSrDw
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> On Thu, Apr 9, 2020 at 7:31 PM parinaz Mizban <p.mizban at gmail.com> wrote:
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>> Hi Pina,
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>> This is Parinaz.  Thank you so much for your replying and sharing your
>> ideas.  I have been thinking about this question so much these days;  what
>> effect will the Corona virus have on Humans and Architecture going forward?
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>> Yes, this is very precarious time, and everyone has so much stress
>> and anxiety, but as you mentioned, the quality of the residential
>> environment is important too. For example, a study in poor neighborhoods in
>> Chicago, where buildings and apartments were architecturally similar but
>> the amount of vegetation outside varied considerably, showed that residents
>> living in barren environments reported higher levels of intra-family
>> violence and aggression than residents living in greener environments (
>> Kuo & Sullivan 2001). Is has been argued, that contemporary people still
>> have a deep-seated tendency to associate with nature and the natural
>> elements, referred to a biophilia. Biophilic design- the integration of
>> natural shapes, forms, and processes in architecture- is closely related to
>> restorative design, an approach that focuses on the promotion of
>> restoration from stress or mental fatigue as a key component of biophilic
>> experience (Hartig, Bringslimark & Grindal Patil 2008).  However, it
>> must be asked why it is that buildings do not have more natural
>> content.  One reason, as a Salingaros has written, "is the buildings are
>> often planned with cost efficiency in mind, instead of integrating natural
>> forms".
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>> The follow site demonstrates a great example a biophilic design:
>> https://mymodernmet.com/vincent-callebaut-biomimetic-green-sustainable-architecture/
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>> In my own experience, based on my PhD thesis result, social design - the
>> design of buildings which best address human needs and desires - is very
>> important.  Social design, like Place Attachment, supports  personal
>> identity as well as social identity, to give a positive feeling when in a
>> place and negative feelings when away from it.  Unfortunately, in modern
>> architecture, a gap  exists between the designers of the building and
>> the users of the building.  Social design attempts to bridge this gap as it
>> focuses on a human-oriented, small-scale, democratic approach.
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>> As a result of Covid-19, like so many things in my opinion, architectural
>> designs will change, and the solution may lie in different type of
>> architecture.  Research by environmental psychologists will have a positive
>> impact on design resulting in more efficient economic design, a more
>> supportive home workplace, and especially in healthcare architecture,
>> stress reduction and safety.
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>> My best regards,
>> Parinaz
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>> On Apr 9, 2020, at 14:05, John W (personal) <pickupwillis at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
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>> thanks for sharing, Cybele
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>> I've shared the letter with our ADM (who oversees policy and service
>> delivery for ODSP/OW) - I think the issue of accommodations /
>> accessibility
>> is key during this emergency response period and these programs are also
>> responsible for taking an inclusive human rights-based approach
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>> On Thu, Apr 9, 2020 at 1:10 PM Cybele S <cybele.sack at gmail.com> wrote:
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>> Letter from ARCH:
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>> Call for Signatures: Response to Ontario’s COVID Triage Protocol
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>> ARCH in collaboration with our partners drafted an open letter calling for
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>> urgent changes to Ontario Health’s Clinical Triage Protocol for Major
>> Surge
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>> in COVID Pandemic, dated March 28, 2020. Although the Protocol is not
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>> public, we have reviewed it and it raises significant concerns for our
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>> communities. Please consider signing it on behalf of your organization, or
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>> as an individual. The deadline to sign on is 3 pm on Tuesday April 7th,
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>> 2020.
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>> Please use the following link: https://bit.ly/2UHRlpm
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>> https://bit.ly/2UHRlpm?fbclid=IwAR0qk9ILafg00yVB34gdaUUdSJ1cl-VECkzO1HBgVLdq8ZhsImNmN7giYMg
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>> https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdrK4DFJAe4DWAlpGJc_RXa65N3X12lygGWvqy_xIvLXXKJEw/viewform?fbclid=IwAR3mNOu7dDMq-jACzWj_xi3GnLBfY1d9QnVTrm4og9d27iC6tzEATbV5BTM
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>> On Tue, Apr 7, 2020 at 3:20 PM Cybele S <cybele.sack at gmail.com> wrote:
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>> https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/04/07/metro/massachusetts-officials-release-plan-ration-ventilators-icu-beds-if-need-arises
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>> https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/04/07/metro/massachusetts-officials-release-plan-ration-ventilators-icu-beds-if-need-arises/?s_campaign=breakingnews:newsletter
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>> On Mon, Mar 16, 2020 at 11:20 AM Jutta Treviranus <jtreviranus at ocadu.ca>
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>> wrote:
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>> Please feel free to use this list to reach out to the Inclusive Design
>>
>> community for help, advice or simply to connect during this period of
>>
>> social distancing. Social distancing only means physical distancing, use
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>> whatever you can to maintain social cohesion and social connection
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>> especially to people who may feel socially isolated.
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>> take care,
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>> Jutta
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