Cat will capture the truth of working creatively in a healthcare setting. She will explore traditional approaches to design in hospitals and why, in designing for children, Artfelt deliberately moved away from these expectations. Reflecting on how outdated approaches alienate patients and contribute to a hospital’s institutional feel, she’ll show how the child’s voice can sway decision making in the creative process.
Head of Artfelt at Sheffield Children's Hospial
Cat is celebrating 10 years as head of Artfelt at Sheffield Children’s Hospital. Under her management, the project has grown to be a leader in its field; transforming the hospital and helping children recover in spaces tailored to them. Championing the impact art can have on health, Cat has commissioned leading artists from around the world and won multiple awards for her work. Not bound by pre-conceptions of what healthcare settings should be she advocates for a child-centred approach to design.