Co-Founder and President of CCW-Cultural Welfare Center; Co-Founder and Vice President of the Fitzcarraldo Foundation; Vice President of the Fondazione Medicina a Misura di Donna
Blog Post by Catterina Seia
Catterina Seia 22 June 2022 13 min
Nature and well-being: immersing yourself in a wealth of greenery to regenerate
Sensory interaction with nature and observing greenery in parks and forests is scientifically proven to be effective in alleviating human vulnerabilities.
Catterina Seia 30 May 2022 12 min
Want to think about your health? The doctor will see you in a library or museum
Clinics in places of culture such as museums and libraries. This is the initiative of the city of Turin.
Catterina Seia 27 April 2022 10 min
“The Michelangelo Effect” - Neurorehabilitation through art and virtual reality
Art has an extraordinarily beneficial power. Observing of works of art through virtual reality has led to improved motor skills in stroke patients.
Catterina Seia 29 March 2022 12 min
Nature, symbols and relation. Public archaeology as a therapeutic practice.
Community archaeology or action archaeology are terms that are entering the lexicon of contemporary archaeology, as a therapeutic practices.
Catterina Seia 22 February 2022 18 min
Well-being becomes a meaningful horizon for museums
From 31 January to 2 February 2022 the first international summit entitled The Museums, Health & Wellbeing was held, organised by MuseumNext.
Catterina Seia 18 January 2022 12 min
Call for Case Studies – operators and experts of Culture and Health submited projects that are currently being developed and implemented in Switzerland
Catterina Seia 8 December 2021 17 min
Creative Ageing. Adding days to life and life to days
The role of culture in active ageing. Best practices from the Netherlands.
Catterina Seia 12 October 2021 13 min
Reading: the road to a better quality of life
According to a Yale University study, people who read at least one chapter a day will live two years longer than those who do not read.
Catterina Seia 15 September 2021 13 min
Dancing on the Stage of Life
Dance and well-being: experience, reflections and strategic guidelines from the EDN (European Dance Company Network) report.
Catterina Seia 13 July 2021 10 min
The power of music. Social therapy.
Studies are increasingly showing that sound and music stimulate and regulate emotions, attention, cognitive functions, communication and behaviour.
Catterina Seia 15 June 2021 12 min
A clapperboard for well-being
Cinema as a means of rehabilitation for caregivers, from a recent study undertaken during the pandemic.
Catterina Seia 11 May 2021 9 min
Art makes me feel better
A recent report eprovides a snapshot of how the arts have enabled individuals face the pandemic in Europe.
Catterina Seia 15 February 2021 13 min
New frontiers of science for Health: in the dialogue between Art, technological and digital innovation
Casa Paganini develops new technology and interactive multimedia systems combined with Art to assist with therapies and rehabilitation.
Catterina Seia 20 December 2020 14 min
Play contributes to individual and collective wellbeing
Gamification is one of the trends of investment in health, applied to the awareness, prevention, monitoring and even treatment of diseases.
Catterina Seia 8 November 2020 20 min
Aphasia. Culture to become human again.
Aphasia is a language disorder that normally occurs following a brain injury caused by a cerebral vascular accident (stroke) and results in the loss of ...
Catterina Seia 22 July 2020 9 min
Neurodegenerative Diseases: Culture as Cure
Article, by Catterina Seia with Annalisa Cicerchia, on art projects oriented to well-being, inside and outside the places of culture and care
Catterina Seia 23 June 2020 13 min
Towards Cultural Welfare
Article by Silvia Misiti and Catterina Seia on the growing popularity of cultural welfare neologism in future policies, not only cultural.
Catterina Seia 31 May 2020 7 min
WHO Health Evidence Network: Report 2019
Translation of the WHO World Health Organization 2019 report - "What is the evidence on the role of the arts in improving well-being and health?