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Multisensory Design

13 June 2018 18:00 - 21:00

Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
20 Tottenham Street



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Our existence is enlivened every waking moment by a symphony of stimuli from people, objects, building spaces, task interest and Nature. This rich array of inputs to the mind and body generates the multi-sensory experience which can colour and enrich the environment for people to live and work in. Like in music the notes of melodies, harmonies and rhythms magically combine in a myriad ways to inspire the mind so too in multi-sensory design which weaves a tapestry and diversity of experience for people to flourish in. This seminar reviews the research but then shows how multisensory design can be achieved in practice to achieve healthy and wellbeing spaces.

Prof. Derek Clements-Croome, Chairperson of the CIBSE Intelligent Buildings Group


17:45 - 18:00 Registration (Coffee & Tea)

18:00 - 18:05 Welcome

Prof. Derek Clements-Croome, Chairperson of the CIBSE Intelligent Buildings Group

18:05 - 18:20 ‘Why multisensory Design?’

Prof. Derek Clements-Croome, Universities of Reading and Queen Mary London

18: 25 - 18:40 ‘Sensory Flow – How do you feel?’

Valerie Mace, University of the Arts London

Valerie is a Senior Lecturer at University of the Arts London where she teaches interdisciplinary spatial practices. Her research centres on spatial experiences, sensing and atmospheres in interior and urban environments, developing sensory research methods and exploring practical applications for design.

18:45 - 19:00 ‘Sensory mapping’

Kay Pallaris, Mapping Futures Ltd.

Kay is Director at Mapping Futures Ltd, a spatial research and strategic planning practice. Her focus is on planning for environmental wellbeing working in the urban development and regeneration sectors. Kay is an experienced spatial analyst, developing evidence-based, sustainable and health-driven place strategies. Her practice is informed by her research interests in all aspects of urban health, urban ecology and multi-sensory design.

19:05 - 19:20 ‘Sensewalking in a heritage city: the Canterbury tales’

Carolina Vasilikou, University of Reading

Carolina is a Lecturer at the new School of Architecture at the University of Reading. She teaches design studio, environmental design and technology. Her research focuses on the multisensory perception of public spaces, health and well-being in outdoor and indoor environments and community engagement, exploring interdisciplinary methodologies and design practices. 

19:25 - 19:40 ‘Capturing the visual using an Interactive Space Analysis Tool’

Joe Jack Williams, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

Joe is a researcher within Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, using a wide-range of tools to capture the impact of the built environment and feed-forward lessons to future projects.

19:45 - 20:30 Networking (drinks and canapes)

21:00 Close


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