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Art & Well-being pilot project
17 February 2021
Online – Zoom Platform

At the end of February 2021 we finally reached the end of the needs assessment phase of the long-term process for creating the co-designed space for well-being in “Onisifor Ghibu” High School, initiated in late November 2020. This phase was the first of the process and finished after several initiatives of data collection and discussions with school representatives and members of the Steering Committee. 

The needs assessment phase of the process emphasized a need for the inside and outside spaces dedicated to primary school students and several design principles and a brief design were defined at the end of the phase. The results were presented by USI as elements of design thinking and shared with the Steering Committee group. On the next level, the Steering Committee group, including architects, designers, psychologists, artists will bring their contribution to the design phase with their creative and useful perspectives for the art and well-being school space.

It is important for them to consider in the design phase the actual situation of Covid 19 pandemic, but also several characteristics of the school, which provide education to students from different social categories and vulnerable groups with specific needs.

In the next few weeks, guided visits will be organized within the school for the Steering Committee members. They will familiarize with the space in order to design suitable proposals, which at the end of this phase will be voted on by students and professors of the “Onisifor Ghibu” High School. The initiative selected by vote will be further one implemented in the school by the end of June.

Read more about the initiative here and about the needs assessment phase here.

Art & Well-being space activity is initiated and coordinated by Cluj Cultural Centre within the interdisciplinary approach of Art & Well-being project, co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of European Union, and Learning QUB program, financed by Botnar Foundation.