- Dates: August 12-16, 2019
- Location: NewSchool of Architecture & Design | San Diego, CA
Among the headliners for this summer’s program are distinguished architectural theorist, historian and educator Professor Harry Francis Mallgrave whose many publications include The Architect’s Brain, Architecture and Embodiment and From Object to Experience: the New Culture of Architectural Design; Donald Norman, Director of the Design Lab at UC San Diego, a noted cognitive scientist and usability engineer perhaps best known for his book, The Design of Everyday Things; and Professor Marcos Novak, Director of the transLAB in Media Arts and Technology at the California Nanosystems Institute at UC Santa Barbara, who is one of the pioneers in bringing a transdisciplinary approach to architecture merging ideas of machines, technology, body and space.
The 2019 program theme “Neuroscience for Architecture, Urbanism, and Design” explores the following perspectives:
- Neuroscience for Architecture: the State of the Art. Collaborative practices between architects and neuroscientists will be highlighted, addressing the question, “How can design professionals and scientists work together effectively and productively?
- Emerging Topics in Neuroscience for Architecture (and Beyond). Sessions on New Media and Aesthetic Experience will explore the roles technology and neuro-aesthetics can play in the evidence-based design of the built environment.
- Neuroscience for Healthy Urbanism. Experts in urban design and public health will discuss opportunities and challenges in applying neuroscientific research to cities and neighborhoods.
- Neuroscience for Design. What is Human-Centered Design? How can concepts and practices of neuroscience for architecture inform the world of design? Presenters will speak about issues relating to the design of products, interiors, and media.
Sessions will be led by NewSchool faculty as well as notable collaborators including neuroscientists from UC San Diego and the Salk Institute. Activities will include lectures, roundtables, panel discussions, and field trips. The fifth day, Friday, August 16, consists of an optional morning tour of the Salk Institute and new evidence-based projects at UCSD.
- Program Cost:
All payments are non-refundable. Exceptions may be granted on a case by case basis due to extenuating circumstances.
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- Participants will have ample opportunities for interaction and discussions with presenters.
- Classes take place at NewSchool.
- Breakfasts, lunches, field trips, reading material, receptions, and the Friday tour are included in the program fee.
- The program qualifies for continuing education credit with some professional organizations.
- Detailed 2019 schedule and presenter information to come.
Past Program Information
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