International Conference ‘Between Data and Senses’

Architecture, Neuroscience and the Digital Worlds.

23-24 March 2017, London. Venue: Arup, 8 Fitzroy Str, W1T 4BQ

Organised by UEL, supported by RIBA, ARUP and the Museum of Architecture

Keynote speakers: Professor Richard Coyne Professor Constantinos Daskalakis Professor Deborah Hauptmann and Professor Jan Wiener

The cross-over between the digital and the physical is being increasingly addressed in design disciplines architecture arts and urban studies. Artists and designers increasingly make use of hard data to interpret the world and/or create meaningful and sensuous environments or design objects.

Architects attempt to measure neurophysiological data to understand better the human experience in spaces. Designers script parametric processes to translate data into responsive meaningful and/or aesthetically intriguing installations. Scientists and architects/ artists/ designers collaborate to visualise data in new and creative ways so as to trigger and reveal further connections interpretations and readings.

Practices such as the above attempt to break down the dichotomy between data and the sensuous. They translate elusive, ephemeral and intangible aspects of a place into solid data. In other instances the solid data are interpreted and represented in a ways so as to be perceived and experienced by the different senses.

In this context, methods and conceptual frameworks of different disciplines need to engage in a dialogue; and through these cross-disciplinary practices new strategies and processes emerge.

This conference focuses on such collaborative projects where methods from more than one discipline are involved. This conference also addresses how collaborators from different disciplines can work together to deal with current design/ social issues.

Through workshops and discussion sessions, this conference will also examine how through such collaborations research and practice informs and drives one another.

See more information and book tickets here 

Conference led by
Dr Anastasia Karandinou

Organising committee
Dr Bridget Snaith
Alan Chandler

Scientific committee
Professor Hassan Abdalla
Dr Aghlab Al-Attili
Professor Cherif Amor
Dr Satish Basavapatna Kumaraswamy
Barbara Bochnak
Dr Julien Castet
Nefeli Chatzimina
Professor Ruth Conroy Dalton
Dr Heba Elsharkawy
Professor Ozlem Erkarslan
Professor David Fortin
Ruairi Glynn
Dr Vangelis Lympouridis
Dr Kat Martindale
Professor Panos Parthenios
Dr Kerstin Sailer

Reader Maria Segantini
Dr Renee Tobe
Professor Duncan Turner
Dr Louise TurnerContact:


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