Design is always political. Whenever we make spaces we address people’s emotions, and their socioeconomic and cultural circumstances. In our cities, our ZIP codes are the best indicators of our health. Architects and designers have the power, in both public and private space, to shape either an oppressive or empowering environment. Our surroundings are not… Continue reading Design Justice
Designing a Physical-Digital Hybrid Future
Growing up in Chennai, India, I had the unusual privilege of being raised in a house that was actually designed by an architect, and not simply constructed. The house had access from all sides, with fluid connections between the interior and exterior, and life revolved around a central space that was the heart of all… Continue reading Designing a Physical-Digital Hybrid Future
What is Neuroaesthetics?
Neuroaesthetics is a translational field that studies the effect of environments, atmospheres, and aesthetic experiences on the brain and body. The collective work of neuroscientists, architects, artists, designers, psychologists, cognitive scientists, data scientists, and philosophers, it brings together multiple disciplines to provide a holistic framework to synthesize multidisciplinary information on how we experience and design… Continue reading What is Neuroaesthetics?