Can a psychedelic clinic exist within the Canadian Public Healthcare System? What is the role of designers in creating this future?
Take a deep plunge into the future. My thesis project (completed in 2019) proposed we imagine ourselves in the year 2025. In this speculative future, psychedelic-assisted therapy is legally practiced and is highly regulated. This project envisions a public mental healthcare system existing alongside the current standard of care. The core intent of this system is to provide access to psychedelic medicines, while encouraging patient informed choice, and fostering a sense of community.
Spoiler alert, designers have an immense responsibility; From planning all aspects of the patient journey, designing novel packaging, and curating therapeutic spaces - the role of creatives is to help birth a whole new industry standard.