Cognitive neuroscience and psychology meet architecture and cities in Welcome to Your World: How the Built Environment Shapes Our Lives, critic Sarah Williams Goldhagen’s most recent publication. On Tuesday, October 10, join Van Alen Book Club for a discussion on why a wide audience—not only design specialists—should care about architecture, and how we all experience and actively shape environments. The book takes readers on a journey to various urban landscapes, presenting the built environment as one continuous entity in which space and inhabitants are intertwined. Goldhagen’s new research also rethinks architectural principles toward caring, human-centered design.
This conversation will be led by Faith Rose, partner, O’Neill Rose Architects, and former executive director, New York City Public Design Commission.
Registration is open to new and former participants of Van Alen Book Club, and dinner and drinks will be provided.
Presented with Archtober.