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NewSchool’s Tatiana Berger to Present on Neuroscience and Architecture at Moscow Architecture School

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March 28, 2017


NewSchool’s Tatiana Berger to Present on Neuroscience and Architecture at Moscow Architecture School

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Media Contact:
Rachael Lighty

NewSchool is pleased to announce that faculty member Tatiana A. Berger will travel to Moscow as a guest lecturer at Moscow Architecture School (MARCH) on March 28, 2017.

Berger’s lecture, “The Poetics of Time: Emotion and Empathy in Architecture,” will address the cross section of neuroscience and architecture, discussing the roles of emotion and empathy in the experiences of architecture and in the design process, a subject Berger teaches at NewSchool. In addition to the lecture, Berger will lead a design workshop for students in Moscow.

“Considerations of emotional, multi-sensory experience and phenomenology have gained importance across a range of disciplinary areas over the past decades in architecture and design fields and I am honored to have this opportunity to speak at MARCH, a progressive and innovative school in the heart of Moscow,” said Berger, associate professor of graduate architecture at NewSchool. The lecture will address questions such as, ‘What can architects learn from neuroscience?’ and ‘How can the dimension of time be explored more fully in contemporary design?’”

Berger’s global career in architecture and design education spans across countries including Portugal, China, Russia and the Netherlands. She has worked with two Pritzker Prize-winning architects, Richard Meier (New York) and Alvaro Siza (Portugal).

As an associate professor of NewSchool’s Graduate Architecture program in San Diego, she also leads the highly successful NewSchool Lecture Series, which brings renowned architects and designers from around the world to San Diego each month for free public lectures, hosted on the NewSchool campus. In addition to teaching graduate design studio, architectural and urban theory, thesis research, and a summer program in Spain, she leads instruction in neuroscience and architecture, as part of the new Certificate Program in Neuroscience and Architecture at NewSchool.

Berger has lectured internationally on architectural education and topics in regional architecture and cultural sustainability and is now embarking on a new project called Nexus, a bi-monthly colloquium aimed at bringing together international experts for research and debate in neuroscience and architecture. She is a native of St. Petersburg, Russia and moved to the United States with her family at an early age.

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About NewSchool of Architecture & Design:

Located in San Diego’s design district, NewSchool of Architecture & Design prepares students for career success in design fields through an emphasis on interdisciplinary and global design skills, industry collaborations and real-world projects. Programs include architecture, construction management, product design, media design, design studies, and interior architecture and design. NewSchool is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission. NewSchool’s Bachelor and Master of Architecture programs are accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). NewSchool is one of more than 70 institutions in 25 countries that comprise the Laureate International Universities network. Through collaborations with sister institutions in the Laureate network, including Domus Academy in Milan, Italy, NewSchool students are prepared to work in global and diverse organizations. For more information, visit