November 2015 to autumn 2016
Working with the Feeling Good Foundation, we’re examining how people’s senses can be affected by the design of public spaces and building frontages through a series of seminars. The topics are:
- Back to basics: human physiology, psychology and place-making – 18 November, London
- Smellscapes and soundscapes – 27 January, Alan Baxter, London
- Visual spectacle and tactile texture of places – 29 February, London
- Sensing the place – experiences and wayfinding – 27 April, BuroHappold Engineering, London
- Sensing through impairments – 10 May, IBI, London
- Multisensory neighbourhood walk through Peckham – 2 July
- Multi-sensory conference in November/December 2016 – submit your research
The seminars will disseminate research findings and bring together researchers and practitioners to discuss the implications for current methods of urban place-making.
Could you host an event?
If you are a technical expert or your organisation is interested in one of the topics and would like to host an event, please get in touch with Kay Pallaris, Feeling Good Foundation Work Group member. Your venue should have capacity for up to 60 people.
If you are a researcher and would like to contribute to one of the events and/or run a fringe event, please contact Briony Turner, ARCC network.
Call for research
We are looking for related research findings for each topic, which will be enhanced by:
- Development of a So what? guide, assisted and promoted by ARCC. An impact card with online reach statistics will be issued after 2 months;
- Attending and contributing to discussions at the appropriate event, with an option to give a PechaKucha-style presentation (20 slides for 20 seconds each, or 10 slides for 40 seconds each), depending on venue set-up;
- A poster at the event; and
- An option to run a fringe event on or around the same date, promoted by the ARCC network.
Please note: for our purposes, ‘public spaces’ includes any publicly owned streets, pathways, right of ways, parks, publicly accessible open spaces, and any public or civic buildings or facilities.