During his stay in Paramaribo, Suriname, Henri Snel became acquainted with the Wiesje foundation. This came about through research he undertook in Paramaribo together with students from the Nola Hatterman Institute during the months of November and December 2011. The study was about ‘haptic perception in relation to the elderly’. Henri Snel is an architect who is researching the subject of ‘Alzheimer and Architecture’ and he is Head of the Interior Architecture Master’s program at the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam. The conversations that took place during a visit to the foundation’s day-care facilities for elderly with dementia in Paramaribo, following the investigation into haptic observations and the subsequent interviews with members of the board of the foundation, became the reason for further collaboration.
This book about a haptic future in Suriname (read the book on issuu) describes the background, process and preliminary results, which have been achieved in collaboration with the interior architecture department of the Sandberg Institute. This collaboration has led to a special investigation into 24/7 care for people with dementia in Paramaribo, Suriname, with the objective to become a case study project within the world of dementia care.
Pdf. Insight series #2 (a haptic future in Suriname)