Artwork by Camille Sauthier
Mai 4, 2016
Architectonic space engages several aspects of embodiment. While embodiment is a well-studied phenomenon in cognitive neuroscience, little is known about the impact of architecture on human behavior and self-consciousness. Here, we propose a symposium that promotes empirical scientific methods for architecture, studying the subjective experience of the body in space modulated by the facets of the environment.
Visuo-spatial effects of the arts on emotional states have been investigated for more than a decade through neuroaesthetics. Today knowledge about the effects of architecture on the body, feelings, emotions and wellbeing is sparse. We argue that findings from neuroscience can be implemented into the architectural design process to improve and enhance the user’s experience of space. The symposium “empirical: embodiment in architecture & neuroscience” is dedicated to architects, neuroscientists and engineers, who are interested in initiating a community centred on space design. Architects and planners are facing today unprecedented challenges – and, in the same measure, there are scientific and technological advancements under development that have not been tested for architectural purposes yet.
|13:30 – 13:40||Isabella Pasqualini
|13:40 – 14:10||Olaf Blanke||Embodiment and bodily self-consciousness|
|14:10 – 14:40||Isabella Pasqualini||Visual touches, touching views|
|14:40 – 15:30||Harry Mallgrave||Theory, Culture, and Architectural Research|
|16:00 – 16:30||Andrea Serino||The body in space|
|16:30 – 17:20||Juhani Pallasmaa||The embodied image
|17:20 – 18:00||Tibor Joanelly (Chair) General discussion|
|Partners||Cyril Veillon, EPFL Archizoom
Michele Petochi, EPFL Presidency
|Sponsor||the cogito foundation: www.cogito.ch|