An-Najah Professor Participates in the 7th International Conference on Research into Design (ICoRD'19)
Dr. Rawa Sawalha, staff member at the Faculty of Fine Arts recently participated in an international conference titled: "Research into Design for a Connected World" which was held in Bangalore, India, from January 9th – January11th, 2019.
The conference focused on bringing together the international community from diverse areas of design practice, education and research and showcasing cutting edge research about design. The Conference also aimed at aiding the ongoing process of developing and expanding a collective vision through emerging research challenges and questions while providing a platform for interaction, collaboration and development in order to strengthen this global design community.
Dr. Sawalha presented a research paper titled: "Healing by Design: Design of Public spaces for Children's Hospitals" through which she shed light on four main topics: Children’s’ Cognitive Development as it relates to age-appropriate interior design; Children’s Hospital Design and healing environments; Public Spaces in Hospitals – interior architecture and interior design; Contextual Issues – specifically, the religious, ethnic and national context of Palestine.
Dr. Sawalha is the only Palestinian or Arab woman to participate in the conference which was organized in cooperation with a number of countries including Britain, Germany, America and India. Out an incredibly competitive review process, 320 papers have been accepted for inclusion in the conference.