A Place for Birth: Storytelling in Interdisciplinary Education

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This micronarrative describes a participatory teaching event involving students of midwifery and design. Using generative design methodologies and adopting storytelling as a common ground, the design workshop sought to raise awareness of the spatial impact of the birth environment on all those who pass through it. This narrative demonstrates the value of stories in an interdisciplinary context and reveals how stories can be a vehicle to explore and provide for difference, something to which contemporary midwifery is committed. The paper aims to illustrate how thinking spatially can reveal perceptions of care and bring women’s voices to the foreground.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-117
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Architectural Education (JAE)
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jan 2022

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  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts
  • Education
  • Architecture


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