The event is titled Future Cities: Questioning spaces that promote wellbeing and social inclusion as part of the Open Lecture Series Fortuitous Encounters from the Leeds School of Architecture. The event will feature presentations by Rhiannon Corcoran + Graham Marshall (University of Liverpool) and Nick Dunn (Lancaster University). It is organised by Amanda Wanner and Maryam Osman and moderated with the support of Interior Architecture students.
The event will take place online via MS Teams and is open to the public.
17:00 – Rhiannon Corcoran + Graham Marshall (University of Liverpool)
17:30 – Nick Dunn (Lancaster University)
Rhiannon Corcoran is a professor of psychology and Graham Marshall is an award winning urban designer and a visiting senior research fellow; both at the University of Liverpool Institute of Psychology, Health and Society. They co-direct the Prosocial Place Programme that aims to understand and address the pernicious impacts of low-resource urban environments on health and wellbeing and to develop an evidence-based approach to urban design.
Nick Dunn is Executive Director of Imagination Lancaster where he is also Chair of Urban Design. He is a Senior Fellow of the Institute for Social Futures, where he also leads research in the Future of Cities and Urbanism. His work responds to the contemporary city as a series of systems, flows and processes, and is explored through experimentation and discourse addressing the nature of urban space: its perception, demarcation and appropriation. His work for the UK Government Office for Science and projects such as the EPSRC-funded Liveable Cities contributes to the wider discourse surrounding the current characteristics and potential future scenarios of the urban landscape in a range of contexts. In particular, he is interested in why and how (maybe even where and when) we design, rather than what we design. He has published numerous books related to architecture and urbanism and his papers have been published and presented internationally and collaborative creative work exhibited across the UK, China and the Ukraine.