The Arts and Humanity Research Council
Julia Backhaus (Lead design researcher)
Dr. Kerstin Sailer (Space Syntax Analysis), Lead
Timo Smieszek (Public Health England)
In collaboration with UCLH and ST Georges Hospital
‘Microbial Storytelling: The interconnection between spatial practices, cultural norms and path of pathogens in hospital environments’, is a cross disciplinary design research and addresses issues of infection prevention control in hospital environments. Through a detailed architecturally informed analysis of transmission risks, the work explores how design might become an educational tool to interrupt or break infection pathways in hospital environments or supports a change of behavior, which brings awareness towards addressing the challenges posed by resistant pathogens.