The Architecture of Emotions: Living with Feeling

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Join us for three short talks by fascinating speakers, exploring the architecture of emotions.

Tickets for this event are £12 - buy them through Eventbrite here:

Arthur Mamou-Mani is an award-winning architect who works with 3D printing. He designed last year's Temple at Burning Man (pictured above).
He's talking about Emotional Algorithms: How computational design and digital fabrication brings us back to the natural and the poetic. Arthur will show Conifera and Galaxia, his two latest projects, one in a temporary city in the desert, one in a 16th-century Palazzo in Milan.

Petronella Tyson is a social impact consultant and 'emotionally intelligent social alchemist' according to the Times. She consulted for the Collective, which runs a large co-living space in London. She's discussing how might design help us feel more optimistic? With 550 residents living together in the Collective, she measured and evaluated their cognitive liberation using a mental wellbeing scale that looks not only at our short term happiness, but more importantly, how well we function in society in community, and how we feel about our future.

Dr Edmund Ramsden is a history lecturer at the Centre for the History of the Emotions at Queen Mary, University of London. He's talking about: Rat Cities: Animals, Architecture and the Urban Crisis. In 1962, the ecologist John B. Calhoun identified a series of “social pathologies” that resulted from increased population density among rats in the laboratory, such as violence, withdrawal, cannibalism, and sexual deviance. Calhoun’s experiments inspired a generation of scientists, policy-makers, and public commentators to identify Calhoun’s pathologies among human populations in a period of urban crisis, and a solution through new architectural and urban designs.

The three 15-minute talks will be interspersed with opportunities to meet and discuss the ideas with fellow attendees, at Bar JuJu in the Truman Brewery.

This event is run in partnership with the Experimental Thought Co. Doors open at JuJu Bar at 6, with talks starting promptly at 7.

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