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
- Multi-sensory neighbourhood walk through Peckham – 2 July
- Multi-sensory design – creating healthier public spaces – 8 December, London – 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.
Call for research
We are looking for related research findings for each topic, which will be enhanced by:
- Development of a So what? Now 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.