WHY THIS WORKSHOP?

Architecture is a socially-responsible creative field that supports, sustains, and enriches the everyday lives and experience of people and communities through spatial design and placemaking. It is the science, art, and craft of form, function, and feelings.

Designing habitats for humans must be driven by an understanding of the behaviour and minds of the inhabitants. Given the increasing disparity between what’s taught in design schools and the changing lifestyles, culture, and psyche of people, Psychology as the science of Human Behaviour will play a pivotal role in informing and shaping decision-making in spatial and urban practices.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

 Foundations of Human-Space interaction

 The Social Responsibility and Creativity of an Architect

 Analyses of Psychological Concepts for Design Applications

 The value of understanding Human Behaviour in Architectural Design

 How to approach Human-Centered Architectural Design

 Ways of improving the people’s experience in space

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE


Session 1 | Foundations of Psychology and the Science of Human-Space Interaction | 19th June 2021 (Saturday)
Time: 7:30 PM - 9 PM IST | 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM CET | 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM UTC

  • Differences between Human/Person and Space/Place
  • Methods for studying the psychological impact and experience of Architecture
  • Types of Spatial Experiences and Impact
Outcome:  You'll have the basic understanding of psychology's implications on spatial design.


Session 2 | General frameworks for applying Psychology to Architecture | 20th June 2021 (Sunday)
Time: 7:30 PM - 9 PM IST | 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM CET | 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM UTC

  • Relationship between Spatial Experience and Building Typologies
  • Examples of Psychological Concepts Applied to Architectural design
  • Scope and Opportunities for research and practice in Architectural Psychology
  • The Role of Architects in shaping the future of urban wellbeing
Outcome: You'll learn how to apply psychological concepts to spatial design.


WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS WORKSHOP?

Students and professionals from architecture & interior design backgrounds and design enthusiasts can take this workshop. 


PRE-REQUISITES

Anyone with a basic understanding of architecture & interior designing can participate in this workshop.


FAQs

How will the online workshop be held?

The Workshop will be held live via Zoom App on our website, which has a native integration with Zoom. The doubt forum, quiz tabs & your live class (and their recordings) will be available on a single window, the course home.

What if I miss a session?

WATCH-REWIND-REWATCH. We understand that sometimes you may not be able to make to a session on time or at all! Once the session is over, you'll also get its recording, with lifetime access*. 

How can I access the classes?

Once you have registered for the workshop, you'll find the workshop in the MY COURSES tab of your learner account (TOP MENU>>MY COURSES). All the live classes, discussions & quizzes will happen on the course home. Here is the image of the course home.


ABOUT THE EDUCATOR

Ar. Aishwarya Narayana

Aishwarya is an architect, experimental psychologist, and social entrepreneur who works in the delta of Conscious Design, Neuroaesthetics, and Phenomenology. She graduated from RV College of Engineering in B.Arch and B.A. in Psychology from IGNOU. Furthermore, she completed her M.Sc. in Psychology of the Arts, Neuroaesthetics, and Creativity from Goldsmiths University of London.

From her undergraduate thesis in Architectural Design for Mental Health, her research on multisensory experience and socio-cultural impact of Indian Temple Architecture at IGNCA (Ministry of Culture, India) to her post-graduate research in the Neuroaesthetics of Spatial Geometry, she has been striving to bridge research in Psychology to Architectural Theory and Practice. In life, she hopes to collate and spark advancements in the paradigm of person-place interaction to evolve experience-enriched and empathic design geared towards holistic wellbeing. 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

Aishwarya's work places her at the intersection of many organisations and she actively bridges Science of Human Experience, Architecture, and Urban Decision-making through design research and practice (Hume), as well as community building (The CCD and Conscious Design Kalpa).

As the Director for R&D at the Centre for Conscious Design (The CCD), she is fostering extensive cross-cultural strategies for implementing creative, technological, pedagogical and community engagement programs on Conscious Design in 30+ cities worldwide. The CCD, the home of the Conscious Cities Movement, is an international grassroots think-tank working to address the future of cities and placemaking.

Aishwarya is also the Lab Lead at Hume, where she is developing multimodal systems that facilitate an enactive dialogue between people and place to create science-informed, aware, and responsive design.

She is also the Founder and Director of Strategy at Conscious Design Kalpa, the think tank leading Conscious Cities movement in India starting with Bengaluru.