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Motus explores the question; can an immersive environment adopt therapeutic qualities to influence behavioral coherence? In today’s society, spaces of healing such as in hospitals and rehabilitation centers can be perceived as distressing and restrictive. This negative experience can result in emotional incoherence for an individual that can contradict the curative atmosphere by which it’s intended. This research project offers a designed space in a rehabilitation facility that encompasses the science behind emotional and behavioral coherence, creating a welcoming and healing space through immersion. The project’s locality focuses upon the ‘corridors’ of these facilities, to create a juxtaposition whereby the restrictive space becomes a free flowing transitional space which creates an ephemeral moment of healing. Much like the fluidity within a corridor, this concept of immersive coherence can be slotted into different spaces and contexts. Metaphorically, the corridor becomes an arterial of signals that momentarily aligns the individual with a curative experience.

Joseph Mangano
Motus
2016

Joseph Mangano
Joseph Mangano
Joseph Mangano
Joseph Mangano

Monash University
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