November 2015 to December 2016
Working with the Feeling Good Foundation, we’ve examined how people’s senses can be affected by the design of public spaces and building frontages. Find out more on our dialogue series events:
- 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
A broad understanding of ‘public spaces’ was used throughout the series, ranging from publicly owned streets, pathways, right of ways, parks, publicly accessible open spaces through to the curtilage and frontages of buildings.
The events included talks based on academic and industry research findings, and provided a forum for discussion. They brought together researchers and practitioners to discuss the sensory implications of current public realm design and the implications of research findings for current methods of urban place-making. At the final event in the series, we published an overview of the series.