Smart Spaces: Neuroscience in Design

Smart Spaces: Neuroscience in Design

WHEN: 5th May 2016 @ 7pm

WHERE: the Royal College of Art, Kensington Campus


“The current promise of the neurosciences is to valorise the qualities in our environments, which have so far been neglected or left to the individual designer’s sensitivity and creative intuition.” Juhani Pallasmaa 2016

Advancements in neuroscience is allowing for a deeper understanding of how the brain functions in relationship to its environment. We would like to explore how neuroscience will influence the future of design.

In the event we will hear from architects, designers and neuroscientists who are using neuroscience to understand how the people interact and interpret the built environment. They will be tying this understanding to how we can create more conscious and human centred design.



Araceli Camargo // THECUBE, Founder & Cognitive Neuroscientist

Fiona Zisch // UCL Bartlett, Neuroscience & Architecture

Itai Palti // Conscious Cities, Architect & Designer

Rob Clayman // Journalist, Writer & Creative


Dr. Harriet Harriss // RCA, Writer and Architect

Josh Artus ( THECUBE, Spaces Director )


Advanced Reading

Humanising Cities // Essays on neuroscience and architecture ( featuring the speakers + chairs)

Conscious Cities Manifesto // A manifesto on creating better cities

Architecture & Neuroscience// A scientific discussion by architect Juhani Pallasmaa


The event is in partnership with the RCA MA Interior Design & Architecture course, who are the kind hosts and sponsors for the evening.