Efterpi Soropos

Founder and Creator, Human Rooms

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Efterpi Soropos is a Visual Artist and Designer.  A performing arts designer by trade, Efterpi has spent many years fascinated by the way combinations of light, sound and image can affect audiences, guiding them through spectrums of emotion and sensation.

 

As part of her Masters Research, Efterpi began a creative partnership with Monash Medical Centre as Artist in Residence in 2007, to research the effects of the interior environments of hospitals in palliative care units. Following on from her research Efterpi developed a work in 2008 called the ‘Disambiguation Room’ housed in McCulloch House, the palliative care unit at Monash Medical Centre, Clayton, Victoria.  The room is a permanent multifunctional art space.

 

Towards this end she founded Human Rooms™ in 2008.  Since then Efterpi has continued research and development of the Human Rooms™ concept as an effective interior/spatial and therapeutic intervention for psychological relief of the symptoms of stress, fear and anxiety during mental, chronic or terminal illness with a focus on aged persons.

 

In February 2014, Efterpi completed a Churchill Fellowship investigating various art programs and Dementia design in culturally specific settings to solidify the work of Human Rooms™ in aged care.

 

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