Can orange light therapy help people who have serious mental disorders? Who hear voices and see things that aren’t there? Or who are thinking about committing suicide?
“Emergency psychiatric care hasn’t seen much new thinking about treatment approaches. We’re trying to do something about that,” says Håvard Kallestad, a researcher in NTNU’s Department of Mental Health to ScinceNordic. He is part of a team that is integrating a special light treatment into the new emergency psychiatric centre at St. Olavs Hospital in Trondheim.
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Vandalorum, Värnamo, Sweden
6 May – 15 October 2017
Installation by light designer Svante Pettersson Photo: Patrik Lindell, Vandalorum
The purpose of the exhibition is to increase understanding of what light is and how it affects our perception of the outside world. This we want to do by making available pioneering lighting projects, installations and artworks by 16 Nordic artists, designers, architects and researchers – including Snøhetta, Finnish Vesa Honkonen, Norwegian Ellen Ruge, Swedish Svante Pettersson and Danish Astrid Krogh. Their projects are presented through large-scale installations in the exhibition hall itself and at Vandalorum’s inner courtyard. Several of the installations are created specifically for Vandalorum.
Long before humans figured out how to create colours, nature had already perfected the process — think stunning, bright butterfly wings of many different hues, for example.
Morpho didius gets its blue colour as a consequence of the nano structures of its wings
Now scientists are tapping into those secrets to develop a more environmentally friendly way to make coloured plastics. Using structure — or the shapes and architectures of materials — rather than dyes, to produce colour.
Article in Danish