Tuesday 20 February 2018Time:
6pm - 7pmLocation: Robin Evans Room (M416), Marylebone Road, Marylebone CampusRSVP:
This event is free, but you must register your place in advance using this formArchitects for centuries have depended on intuition and experience to create environments that generate feelings of awe and spirituality in cathedrals, feelings of powerlessness in totalitarian architecture, feelings of calm and contemplative intimacy with nature in a Japanese teahouse. However, do we really know how what we design will be received by the user and the public, both practically and aesthetically?
Neuroscience is making real progress in understanding how the mind responds to the environment. This talk will illustrate aspects of this new knowledge and how Ian Ritchie Architects designed, alongside neuroscientists, the Sainsbury Welcome Centre for Neural Networks and Behaviour at UCL.There will be time for the audience to ask questions of the speakers both during the Q&A and informally after the event with refreshments and networking.