Architecture as Experience: Human Perception and the Built Environment

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Event: A symposium titled: Architecture as Experience: Human Perception and the Built Environment

Date: September 30, 2017

Science is now informing us that our perceptual engagement with the environment, including the built environment, is enacted at the most basic level as a multisensory “whole-organism experience.” Implicit in this view is the idea that architectural design is more than a symbolic or conceptual language—it is a process by which minds, bodies, built environments, and cultures interact with each other in a developmental process on multiple levels over the course of generations. This symposium will explore the inevitable shift of perspective from the “object” of design to the “experience” of those inhabiting the built forms, and consider the implications for the practice of architecture.

Speakers are: Juhani Pallasmaa, Dr. Harry Francis Mallgrave, Dr. Barbara Lamprecht, Robert Lamb Hart, Sarah Robinson, Dr. Vittorio Gallese Dr. Michael Arbib, Dr. Colin Ellard, and Bob Condia.

September 30, 2017. 8:30 AM–5:30 PM in Chicago, Illinois. Free and open to the public but registration is required: www.driehausfoundation.org.