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Neuro-architecture to promote well-being

Neuro-architecture transmits knowledge and technologies from the field of neuroscience into the professions of spatial design, aimed to get better informed design solutions to promote human and non-human well-being in our public spaces. We kick off with the key-findings of our 2-year research project Sensing Streetscapes, followed by a roundtable exploration with the global pioneers from Neuro-architecture. What is the state of affairs and what is the potential of this approach to push improved sustainable well-being, especially in the newly built high density urban settings?

Archi-Tech Summit

Shaastra, IIT Madras along with L&T Construction launches Archi-Tech Summit 2021, a two day virtual conference (27th - 28th February 2021) which aims to provide the stakeholders with a platform to express and explore the integration of technology in Architecture and Design to spread the ideas of innovation, sustainability, and advancement.

The technical fest has an illustrious line-up of events that include skill building workshops on BIM, GIS and latest visualisation techniques in Architecture using VR, panel discussions on The future of our cities and how technology is transforming how we use architecture and engaging lectures on Sustainability and Rehabilitation.

What's Next | cheyanne turions

cheyanne turions is a curator, cultural worker and writer currently based on the unceded territories of xʷməθkwəy̓əm, Skwxwú7mesh and Səl̓ílwətaɬ Nations. Her work positions exhibitions and criticism as social gestures, where she responds to artistic practices by linking aesthetics and politics through discourse. Recent projects include Affirmations for Wildflowers: An Ethnobotany of Desire, a solo exhibition by Tania Willard, and The Pandemic is a Portal a group exhibition co-curated with Karina Irvine and Christopher Lacroix, featuring works by Sharona Franklin, S F Ho, Cecily Nicholson, Carmen Papalia, Jayce Salloum, any many others. She is the Curator at SFU Galleries, and sits on the Board of Directors at 221A and the National Editorial Advisory Committee of Canadian Art.

In Conversation with BAIDA, featuring Bridget Brown, Tura Cousins Wilson, Brent Hughes, Kathryn Lawrence, Salome Tonge, and Christopher Williams

BAIDA, the Black Architects & Interior Designers Association, is a non profit organization of planners, interior designers, architects and students that aims to support diversity, equity and inclusion in the profession of architecture and interior design. One of the only organizations within Toronto connecting Architects and Interior Designers, BAIDA seeks to create opportunities for other minorities through advocacy, mentorship, networking and outreach.

"What Viruses Know About Politics?" Filipa Ramos

In 2014, social theorist Brian Massumi authored What Animals Teach Us About Politics?, "an extended thought experiment in what an animal politics can be". Seven years later, humanity's belonging to the natural realm has never been so asserted, as human-induced climate change renders the entanglement of causes and consequences even more visible and epidemics expose how intimate are the transactions that continuously take place across different life forms. If the logic of "us" [humans] learning from "them" [animals] needs to be questioned alongside other extractivist legitimisations, it may also be time to widen the reflection on other-than-human politics to understand what other politics and ethics can living and non-living beings shatter, inaugurate and reveal. In this talk, I will explore the possibilities and limits of viral political wisdom and discuss what they disclose of our present and near future.

Imagining the Future through Design

Sputniko! (Artist/Designer, Tokyo University of the Arts)
Respondent Georgina Voss (London College of Communication)

2020 Fall SEKISUI HOUSE - KUMA LAB Lecture Series #1 ––Breathing Volumes

The SEKISUI HOUSE - KUMA LAB is proud to launch our public program, lecture series. 2020 Fall Lecture series will be focusing on “Nature”. We will invite not only architects but also artists and philosophers, professionals from various fields. We hope to investigate "Nature" from multiple perspectives and reconsider our surrounding living environment and values. All fall 2020 lectures will be delivered via Zoom Webinar at 6 pm on Wednesdays (JST) unless otherwise noted.

For Her Record: Notes on the Work of Blanche Lemco van Ginkel

Co-organized by the Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, University of Toronto and the Peter Guo-hua Fu School of Architecture, McGill University, with Building Equality in Architecture Canada (BEA/Canada).

Daniels Faculty Lectures Fall 2020: Sergio Lopez-Pineiro—"A Glossary of Urban Voids"

A Glossary of Urban Voids is a critiqued collection of over 200 terms regularly used to name the urban void, from the "terrain vague" to the "buffer zone," as the means to explore the role of urban voids as public space. As the landscape architect James Corner has pointed out, a void cannot be labeled because “to name it is to claim it in some way.” By listing existing terms, A Glossary of Urban Voids is an attempt to name the unnamable, to define that which should have no precise definition.

Takes Action – Session III

This is the final in a series of panel sessions launching the fourth volume of Bracket, titled Takes Action. Bracket [Takes Action] collects essays and projects that question how actions can be designed, accommodated for, and encouraged through both creative practice and design citizenship. The book and conversation is situated at a critical point in history in which actions need to be re-conceptualized to relate to who we are, how we live, and how we communicate today. The role of design and the agency of the designer are at stake in facilitating or stifling action.

Design Forum: In Praise of Shadows

Junichiro Tanizaki, in his book In Praise of Shadows writes, “In darkness, immutable tranquility holds sway.” Designers integrate this interplay of light, color, and shadow in the spaces they imagine — navigating the clarity that light brings alongside the ephemeral mystery of the shadows.

YAFCON 2020: The Empathic Architect

YAF CON 2020: The Empathic Architect convenes a series of engaging conversations about designing with empathy and practicing with intentionality. Join your fellow emerging professionals the week of Oct. 26–Oct. 30 for a daily series of peer-led discussions over lunch and presentations by purposeful — sometimes unconventional — leaders each evening.

Foresight 2020: Architecture Exchange East

A virtual event for architects and designers seeking inspiration and insight. Breakthroughs in technologies, research, and thinking are dramatically transforming the industry at an unprecedented pace. Come together to envision what the future holds for the profession.

T2 Residence / fyc architects

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Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU / Steven Holl Architects

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Wilson School of Design / KPMB Architects + Public: Architecture + Communication

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Richmond, Canada

In Progress: Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU / Steven Holl Architects

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Up-Cycled Warehouse / Zen Architects

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