A one and a half day interdisciplinary workshop, 2nd and 3rd December 2010 at UCL, London.
Participants debated and cross-fertilised ideas and notions of space. The purpose is to provide a platform from which typically disparate disciplines considering spatial issues may ‘find’ one another in order to discuss, debate and develop ideas on space.
The event aimed towards research and PhD students studying in the UK, focusing on how they think about space, how space influences their work and on what properties of space they draw to shape their work.
It is organised by a PhD student group spanning departments in UCL from the Bartlett School of Architecture, the Institute of Behavioural Neuroscience and the University of East London. Participants are PhD candidates from across the UK and an interdisciplinary panel of invited guests chaired by scientists from the fields of architectural research, behavioural neuroscience, computation, complexity science, psychology and cultural studies.
Prof. Kate Jeffery : Director of Jeffery lab; Institute of Behavioural Neuroscience. UCL.
Prof. Philip Steadman : Professor of Urban & Built Forms Studies, and Graduate Tutor (Research students). Barlett School of Graduate Studies, UCL.
Paul Coates : Programme leader of the MSc Architecture: Computing and design programme, and director of CECA (the Centre for Evolutionary Computing in Architecture), UEL.
Dr Luciana Parisi: Senior Lecturer andConvenor of MA Interactive Media at Goldsmiths University of London. Speaker: Perceiving space
Dr Seth Bullock: Head of Science and Engineering of Natural Systems (SENSe) Research Group and Director of Institute for Complex Systems Simulation, University of Southampton. Speaker: Constructing space
Dr Jan M. Wiener: Head of the Spatial Cognition and Wayfinding Lab, School of Design, Engineering and Computing, Bournemouth University. Speaker: Navigating space
Perceiving space: Regina Peldszus, Claudia Martinho, Pasha Parpia, Steven Poulter.
Constructing space: Hauour Frayja Olafsdottir, Rita Cachao, Anil Bawa-Cavia, Tommaso D’Odorico.
Navigating space: Sarah Stewart, Elia Ntaousani, Beatrix Emo, Ed Manley.