Designers: Jennifer McDougall, Nourhan Hegazy, Bergur Ebbi, Prateeksha Singh
Recent graduates from OCAD U’s Strategic Foresight and Innovation Master of Design Program installed a number of experiential and futuristic interventions centred around our changing relationship with nature in the urban context. The Nature Deficit Disorder (NDD) Clinic aims to explore the health impacts of a lack of contact with nature and support the critical dialogue around climate change. As part of Nuit Blanche, the NDD Clinic saw about a thousand “patients” in over 12 hours. The physical space was an interactive choreography of visual, lighting and sound elements. “Patients” experienced the various multisensory elements from a waiting room to examination to treatment for NDD.