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Future Cities: Questioning spaces that promote wellbeing and social inclusion

Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic Lecture/ Debate/Seminar


Future Cities: Questioning spaces that promote wellbeing and social inclusion is part of the Open Lecture Series Fortuitous Encounters from the Leeds School of Architecture. The event will feature presentations by Rhiannon Corcoran + Graham Marshall (University of Liverpool) and Nick Dunn (Lancaster University). It is organised by Amanda Wanner and Maryam Osman and moderated with the support of Interior Architecture students.

Nick will discuss key issues to consider for future cities including:
•How do we design for millions of individuals?
•Understanding diversity and difference in cities and designing for the life course.
•Establishing the interrelationships between people and place to understand how we can choreograph ‘collective effervescence’.
•Examining how current trends and innovations such as Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, and wearable technologies might affect our experience of and expectations for future cities.
It will propose that designing future cities by design requires us to radically rethink the boundaries of the design disciplines by considering places as organisms supporting humanity and other species. In doing so, it explores the various opportunities, challenges and barriers to deliver wellbeing in future cities for everyone.

External organisation (External collaborations)

NameLeeds School of Architecture, Leeds Beckett University
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom