The Body, the Mind & the City - symposiums

THE PROJECT

The Body, the Mind and the City is a series of 5 symposiums that explore the relationship between the human body and physical space. Every Wednesday, we’ll invite architects, planners, scientists, tech developers, artists and designers in order to understand how our bodies and mind interact with urban environments; how space design and technology can affect our physiological condition, change our sensory perception and behaviors.

For five weeks, every Wednesday in Post Office (Rotterdam), we will explore the relationship between the human body and physical space and try to understand how space design and technology can affect our physiological condition, change our sensory perception and behaviors.

Those 5 transdisciplinary dialogues will bring together spatial designers, scientists, tech developers, artists and designers.

Our partners: Ambiances International Network, POST-OFFICE

Talks -  07 June 2017- 05 July 2017, Rotterdam

The program:

#1 SKIN - 7 June 2017

How could we develop haptic and interactive space design in order to create more direct sensory experiences of space for users?

 

Guests: Teun Vonk, visual artist (NL) -

Myrto Karanika, architect and artist (GR)

#2 MOVEMENT - 14 June 2017

How can we integrate physical needs and use active design in architecture and planning to improve urban health? How do we move through urban spaces? How can our physical conditions (age, disability, exercise) influence the way we move and perceive space? 

Guests: Andres Carretero (ES) - Architect and critic
Valerio Signorelli (UK) - Research Associate at Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis

#3 PURIFICATION - 21 June 2017

What exactly is an healthy environment and a healthy body? To what extent can we use spatial design to purify/control our body and mind?

Guests: Anastasiia Gerasimova - architect (NL)
Annemarie Piscaer - designer and researcher (NL)

#4 AUGMENTED - 28 June 2017

Between utopia and reality, how does technology shape bodies and space? 
How could we imagine and design adaptive and sensory urban environments? How would it impact our health and perception? 

Guest: Alwin de Rooij - researcher and assistant professor at Tilburg University (NL)

#5 TRAUMA - 05 July 2017

How do trauma, dementia or other types of mental illnesses change the perception of space and behavior? 
How can we develop spaces to have characteristics that could help people heal, recover?

Guests: 

Michael Bol, architect at Molenaar&Bol&VanDillen architecten (NL) - Dementia Village
Sophie Gleizes, Independent Researcher (FR) - Traumascapes

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