We believe that closing the know-do gap between arts and health will demand a curious and interdisciplinary research-based practice.

Do you want to contribute to the growing body of research, do not hesitate to reach out!

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Our Publications

Skouboe EB. and Højlund MK (2022) Crafting atmospheres for Healthcare Design The Journal of Somaesthetics Volume 8, Number 1

Højlund, M. K. (2017). Overhearing: An Attuning Approach to Noise in Danish Hospitals. AU Library Scholarly Publishing Services.

Relevant reading

Fancourt, D., and Finn, S. (2019). Health Evidence Network synthesis report 67. What is the evidence on the role of the arts in improving health, and well-being? World Health Organisation.

World Health Organisation (WHO) (2006). Bridging the “Know-Do” Gap: Meeting on knowledge translation in Global Health.

Goldkuhl, L. Dellenborg, M. Berg et al. (2021). The influence, and meaning of the birth environment for nulliparous women at a hospital-based labour ward in Sweden: An ethnographic study, Women Birth, ISSN 1871-5192

Bohme, G. (2017). Atmospheric architectures: The aesthetics of felt spaces. London: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc. ISBN 9781474258081.

Browning, W. D., & Ryan, C. O. (2020). Nature inside: A biophilic design guide Routledge.

Nielsen, J. H. & Overgaard, C. (2020). Healing architecture, and Snoezelen in delivery room design: a qualitative study of women’s birth experiences, and patient-centeredness of care. BMC pregnancy, and childbirth. 20 (1), 283–283.

Lorentzen, I. P., Andersen, C. S., Jensen, H. S., Fogsgaard, A., Foureur, M., Lauszus, F. F. & Nohr, E. A. (2021). Does giving birth in a “birth environment room” versus a standard birth room lower augmentation of labor? – results from a randomized controlled trial. European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, and Reproductive Biology: X, 10

Hammond, A. et al. (2014). The hardware, and software implications of hospital birth room design: A midwifery perspective. Midwifery. 30 (7), 825–830.

Hammond, A. (2015). A space of possibilities: The importance of birth unit design. Australian Midwifery News, 15(3), 28–31.

Shusterman, R (2000). Pragmatist Aesthetics: Living Beauty, Rethinking Art, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2000. ProQuest Ebook Central,

Setola, N., Naldi, E., Cocina, G.G., Eide, L.B., Iannuzzi, L., and Daly, D. (2019). The Impact of the Physical Environment on Intrapartum Maternity Care: Identification of Eight Crucial Building Spaces. HERD; HERD, 12(4), pp.67-98