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It is clear today that mind/body/environment cannot be separated, as posited/
discussed by early "embodiment" theorists Maurice Merleau-Ponty4 and James J.
Gibson5. In my practice-based doctoral research project, light-colour-darkness emerged
as an inseparable trio that engages our mind/body through the sensual materiality,
flow of space and form, and atmospheric and temporal aspects of architectural space.
Sensual, emotive and spiritually sensitive design can be utilized to reimagine the birth
environment, and this is important for both birth experience and the longer-term health
and wellbeing of all involved.
The process book for Light in the Reimagined Birth Environment can be seen at www.doreenbalabanoff.com
and a lecture/seminar on the topic is forthcoming at an event sponsored by the Colour Research Society
of Canada in fall 2017. Doreen Balabanoff recently completed her PhD at the School of Architecture,
University College Dublin. She is a Professor of Environmental Design at OCAD University.

REFERENCES
1. Ro, Brandon Richard and Julio Bermudez. "Understanding extraordinary architectural experiences through
content analysis of written narratives," Enquiry: A Journal for Architectural Research, Vol. 12, Issue 1,
p. 17.
2. Ulrich, Roger S. "View through a window may influence recovery from surgery," Science. April 27, 1984
Vol. 224, p. 420
3. Ulrich, Roger S., et al. "A review of the research literature on evidence-based healthcare design," Healthcare
Leadership White Paper Series, 2008, Vol. 5, p. 63
4. Fahy, Kathleen; Maralyn Foureur and Carolyn Hastie. Birth Territory and Midwifery Guardianship: Theory
for Practice, Education and Research Books for Midwives, Elsevier, 2008.
5. Merleau-Ponty, Maurice. Phenomenology of Perception. Landes, D.A. (trans.) Routledge, 2012. Original
work published in 1945.
6. Gibson, James J. The Ecological Approach to Visual Perception: Classic Edition. Psychology Press-Taylor
and Francis, 2015. First published, 1979.

INDEX TO ADVERTISERS
ACOUSTICAL ENGINEERS

STRUCTURAL STEEL

ASSOCIATIONS

WATERPROOFING

Ontario General Contractors Association ................................................................12
www.ogca.ca

T Clear Corporation .................................................................................................. 8
www.tclear.com

AUDIO-VISUAL EQUIPMENT

WINDOWS/THERMAL BARRIERS

Valcoustics Canada Ltd. ......................................................................................... 21
www.valcoustics.com

Concrete Flooring Association.................................................................................12
www.concretefloors.ca

Extron Electronics .......................................................................Outside Back Cover
www.extron.com

Canam Building and Structures Inc.......................................................................... 3
www.canam-construction.com

Soprema Inc. ............................................................................................................ 4
www.soprema.ca/brochures/insulation

Azon.......................................................................................................................... 4
www.azonintl.com

BRICK MANUFACTURERS/SUPPLIERS

Thames Valley Brick & Tile ....................................................................................... 4
www.ThamesValleyBrick.com

CONSULTING ENGINEERS

M & E Engineering Ltd. ............................................................................................. 8
www.me-eng.com
MGM Consulting ......................................................................................................12
www.mgm.on.ca

INSULATION

Johns Manville............................................................................Inside Front Cover, 8
www.jm.com

ROOFING & SIDING PANELS

T Clear Corporation .................................................................................................. 8
www.tclear.com
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