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Some Thoughts on Design Education by Harry Francis Mallgrave

Mon, 18 Oct 2021

Presented by The Research Network Perception+Space

Date: Monday, October 18, 2021
Time: 18:00 to 19:30
Duration: 1hr 30 mins
Contact: Sylvia Carroll, School of Architecture, UL -

Over the past quarter century we have made major advances in understanding our species in all of its biological, emotional, and sociological complexities, as well as our pivotal relationships with the natural and built environments. Yet the design of buildings and cities has not moved much off the aesthetic and technological markers set more than a half-century ago. What is the divide that disassociates what we know and what we express as designers? Is it not time to reconsider design education and in particular the values learned in the design studio?

Harry Francis Mallgrave

Some Thoughts on Design Education

Harry Mallgrave is a distinguished Professor Emeritus from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago and an award-winning scholar. He has published widely on architectural history and theory, spatial perception, architects’ cognition and the design process. Among his recent publications are:

  • Building Paradise: Episodes in Paradisiacal Thinking, forthcoming 
  • From Object to Experience: The New Culture of Architectural Design, 2018 
  • An Introduction to Architectural Theory: 1968 to the Present, 2011, and 
  • Architect's Brain: Neuroscience, Creativity and Architecture, 2009

We are very excited that he has agreed to give this public talk online on:  

Monday, 18 October, 6-7:30pm, GMT

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Meeting ID: 811 4370 5793

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