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Forthcoming AHRC Sensory Cities workshop in Barcelona 16-17th of June

El Raval, Barcelona

We’re excited to announce our forthcoming AHRC Sensory Cities Workshop to be held at the Centro of Cultura Contemopranea de Barcelona on the 16-17th of June 2016. The broad theme of the workshop will be ‘Power and the Senses’ and our focus of attention the neighbourhood of el Raval, see below the provisional programme. Attendance […]

Die Stadt der Sinne


Wie nehmen wir die Stadt um uns herum war? Wie gestalten unsere verschiedene Sinne wie der Geruch, das Gehör, der Geschmack, das Sehvermögen oder der Berührungssinn unsere tägliche Erfahrung des Stadtlebens? Was unterscheidet das Straßenleben in Barcelona von dem in Köln? Und welche Auswirkungen haben unsere Sinneswahrnehmungen für unser Zusammenleben und das Gestalten der Stadt […]

2nd International AHRC Sensory Cities Workshop in Cologne 26-27 February 2016


Below is the final programme for our 2nd international AHRC Sensory Cities workshop – see you in Köln ! FRIDAY 26 FEBRUARY 2015, NS-DOKUMENTATIONSZENTRUM & STADTMUSEUM COLOGNE 9:00am –  Registration and Coffee, NS-Dokumentationszentrum 9:15am – Welcome: Dr Mario Kramp (Director, Kölnisches Stadtmuseum) & Dr Werner Jung (Director, NS-Dokumentationszentrum ) 9:30am – Monica Degen & Astrid Swenson (Brunel University London): […]

Report from AHRC Sensory Cities London Workshop


AHRC Sensory Cities Network LONDON WORKSHOP REPORT 23rd and 24th of OCTOBER 2016 Museum of London By Monica Degen, Astrid Swenson & Manuela Barz In this document we summarize the key points that emerged from the presentations and discussion of the 1st international AHRC Sensory Cities Workshop in London. The workshop focused on urban planning […]

AHRC Sensory Cities London Workshop 23/24th October 2015


On the 23/24th of October the first international AHRC Sensory Cities took place in London. On the first day we had range of presentations and discussion around the importance of the senses in the built environment and in urban planning. Presentations included (podcasts will be uploaded in the next few weeks on this website): Euan […]

El Pais article by Judit Carrera


Our AHRC Sensory Cities workshop in London inspired Judit Carrera from the Centro Contemporaneo de Cultura Barcelona to write the following article: http://ccaa.elpais.com/ccaa/2015/10/26/catalunya/1445884178_092590.html  

Monica Degen presents a keynote at Streetlife: the shifting sociologies of the street symposium, 15th of September

Monica Degen presents a keynote at Streetlife: the shifting sociologies of the street symposium, 15th of September

The senses are our first access point in experiencing the street. Whether we are directly engaging with urban life in situ or mapping it via a digital means in an architectural studio, we feel the urban landscape through our bodies, sensorially. In this talk I suggest that developing a sensory dimension, or sensitivity, to researching […]

The Look of Austerity conference, Museum of London 11/12 Sept 2015


Recognising the recent surge of interest in austerity aesthetics across contemporary culture, this two-day conference will explore the effect of post-war austerity on the appearance of people and cities. See more at: http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/collections-research/research/look-of-austerity-conference/#sthash.lqbZGD6L.dpuf  

Tate’s sensorium


The Tate Gallery Britain has created an immersive art experience that engages all the senses. For more information see: http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2015/aug/22/tate-sensorium-art-soundscapes-chocolates-invisible-rain  

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