THE EMPATHIC TURN, DESIGN RESEARCH SEMINAR ON METHODS, UNIVERSITY OF ANTWERP

DR_SoM : Design Research, Series on Method Antwerp 2015-May-28-29

Theme of the Conference: Design  takes  a  central  role  in  the  creation,  comprehension  and  development  ofarchitecture. The  designed  artefact  acts  as  an  epistemic  object,  embodyingvarious   kinds   of   knowledge.   Through   spatial   structure   and   expression,   thedesigned   building   mirrors   and   constructs   society   and   culture.The   act   of designing    provokes  a  future oriented  state  of  mind,  an  inquirybased  mental mode  of  imagination  and  creation,  resulting  in  spatial  articulation,  aiming  at anticipating  and  influencing  societal  change.The ARENA DR_SoM group invites in an open call 10 to 15 architectural/design researchers to share with peers theirexperiences regarding their empathic relationship, through design, with the conceived/real world.


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