Princeton Mellon Initiative Research Forum on the Urban Environment

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Spring 2018 Research Forum on the Urban Environment
Sensorial Urbanism: The Aesthetics of Immateriality

The Spring 2018 Mellon Forum focuses on how architecture and cities are mediated, experienced, and represented through seemingly immaterial means. Questions include, how do theories of neurophysiology and urban form shape the way we map the inner and outer world? How do microbial landscapes determine our moods, food processes and even configurations of whole cities? And how do the ways that we smell the streets, represent the city in color, and hear urban life change the way we embody and redesign the city? Panelists include architects, artists, scientists, designers and other scholars whose work seeks to unpack the aesthetic dimensions of immateriality in the city.

The Spring 2018 Forum is organized by Evangelos Kotsioris (Architecture) and Phil Taylor (Art & Archaeology). Events begin at 5PM and are held in the School of Architecture South Gallery.

Wednesday, February 28 / NERVES
Lan A. Li (Columbia University) 
Anthony Acciavatti, Princeton Mellon Fellow

Wednesday, March 28 / COLOR 
Leslie Wilson (Purchase)
Katherine Bussard (Princeton)

Monday, April 2 / MICROBES
Orkan Telhan (UPenn)
Esther Choi (Princeton)

Monday, April 16 / SCENT
Joanna Fiduccia (Reed)
Graham Burnett (Princeton)

Wednesday, April 25 / MUSIC
Willem Boning (Arup)
Emily Thompson (Princeton)