A "face" for the Flamingo children's hospice
The Flamingo Children's Hospice Foundation approached the Trends & Identity subject area at the end of last year with a request. The subject area's research focus is Care Futures, which deals with fragility, care as well as dying, death and mourning. The foundation wanted to work with young students to give a "face" to the first new children's hospice in Switzerland.
Trends & Identity, represented by Prof. Bitten Stetter, and Visual Communication, represented by Jonas Voegeli, from the Department of Design at Zurich University of the Arts, developed an interdisciplinary extracurricular module. Over the course of six months, nine students worked on giving the first newly built children's hospice in Switzerland an identity and a visual language. For this purpose, the students exchanged ideas with those affected and dealt with the needs of the foundation, the parents and their children. The project was supervised and accompanied by Rebecca Morganti-Pfaffhauser (Visual Communication) and Tina Braun (research project sterbesettings.ch / communication design) and the above-mentioned initiators.
The final presentation of a total of three groups took place on 27 June 2022. The best concept was awarded prize money and a mandate for further development. The decision-making process was not easy for the jury. They praised the high design quality of all the works as well as their commitment and would like to see the presentation implemented.
Congratulations to the winning team:
- Noëlle Schmid (Trends & Identity)
- Anja Rötheli (Trends & Identity)
- Vera Oberholzer (Visual Communication)
and thanks and congratulations also to all the other teams:
- Laura Schwarz (Visual Communication)
- Fiona Inostroza Nuñez (Trends & Identity)
- Milena Stuck (Trends & Identity)
- Christoph Bohne (Trends & Identity)
- Juliana Schneider (Trends & Identity)
- Katherine Mazzei (Trends & Identity)
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