Conscious Cities Conference
Conscious Cities - Architecture and Neuroscience
Date: 1 March 2016
Location: Arup, 8 Fitzroy St, London W1T 4BQ
Tickets: £165, Concessions £125 +VAT
Conscious Cities is a one-day conference organised by MoA and THECUBE that aims to explore the relationship between neuroscience and architecture. By bringing together neuroscientists, architects, engineers, planners and developers, the conference aims to offer necessary tools for understanding how the built environment impacts our cognitive functions, while also showing how professionals can use research in neuroscience to design better spaces and cities for the future.
Conscious Cities conference will bring together some of the most innovative and engaging experts in the field. A practical workshop and a publication will expand upon the findings and further disseminate the discourse at the conference.
09.00-09.30AM - Introduction
What is a conscious city?
09.30-10.00AM - Keynote
10.05-10.55AM - Thematic 1
How does the built environment affect behaviour and cognition?
11.10-11.55AM - Thematic 2
How can the latest findings in neuroscience inform the design of spaces and cities?
12.00-12.30PM - Q&A
12.30-13.30 - Lunch break
13.30-14.15PM - Thematic 3
What is the role of technology in creating conscious spaces?
14.20-15.05PM - Thematic 4
What is the role of conscious cities in fostering innovation?
15.10-15.40PM - Q&A
16.00-17.00PM - Workshop
Creating a conscious city
17.00-17.30PM - End Panel
What is the role of the architect, developer and neuroscientist in creating a more conscious city?
Sarah Robinson, Architect and author, with Juhani Pallasmaa, Mind in Architecture, Neuroscience, Embodiment, and the Future of Design
Emma Greer, Carlo Ratti Associati
Philip Tidd, Consulting Practice Area Leader, Principal, Gensler
Dr. Jon Goodbun, Senior Lecturer in Architecture, University of Westminster
Panos Mavros, researcher on Emotions in Urban Behaviour, UCL
Fiona Elizabeth Zisch, neuroscientist at Spatial Cognition Group, UCL
Itai Palti, architect and author, “A Manifesto for Conscious Cities”
Dr. Hugo Spiers, neuroscientist and Head of Spiers Lab at UCL Institute of Behavioural Neuroscience
Ruairi Glynn, Director, Interactive Architecture Lab, Bartlett, UCL
Neil Davidson, Director, J & L Gibbons Landscape Architecture & Urban Design and co-author, Urban Mind project
Léan Doody, Associate Director, Arup Digital
Juliette Morgan, Partner, Cushman & Wakefield and Head of Property, Tech City UK
Josef Hargrave, Associate, Arup Foresight Group
Mike Saunders, CEO, Commonplace
Dr. Harriet Harriss, Research Lead and Senior Tutor in Architecture and Interiors, Royal College of Art