Safe Space Design & Development
We are in the midst of an unprecedented social, health, and economic volatility. These collective traumas have not only endangered our physical health, but they have also posed a serious threat to our mental health. In these turbulent times, people are experiencing a range of emotions, from feelings of fear and loneliness to anger and helplessness. Concerns about our health and safety, as well as our friends’ and colleagues’ well-being, can be a great mental strain that can have serious implications for our mental health.
As designers and strategists, it’s our responsibility to transform existing spaces and experiences to create inclusive, equitable places that instill emotional safety in occupants. By creating environments that deliver a feeling of emotional safety, we can better promote people’s mental health and well-being when they are out in the community.