UCL x ANFA - Architecture and Mind
Three drawings taken from Comparative Study of the Sensory Areas of the Human Cortex, Santiago Ramon y Cajal, 1899
The Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture (ANFA) in the USA have led the discussion at this intersection for two decades. In a new partnership, ANFA and UCL will set up a UK chapter centred in UCL. Two introductory online panel sessions, moderated by The Bartlett's Dr Fiona Zisch and Prof Hugo Spiers from the Spatial Cognition Laboratory at UCL, launch this new partnership. In each session, UCL academics and affiliates will give a set of short presentations as ‘lightning talks’ intended to incite discussion. Both sessions are open to the public, and audience members from the wider UCL and ANFA communities can contribute to the discussion. Learn More
Design, Space, Motion
The focus of the Bootcamp was on how to improve human-centered design by incorporating information about human perception and orienting behavior, including the themes of (1) dimensionality and proportion, (2) motion and navigation, (3) embodied and enactive experience.
Quantified Buildings, Quantified Self
The ANFA Symposium explored how big data about people's activities in buildings offers a more empirical understanding of human-building interaction, promising better architectural design decisions (Viewable only by Members).