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.