Interview With Andrew Prince Dean of Multicultural Education at Taft School
Elizabeth Kostina

Andrew Prince earned a Master of Arts in private school leadership from the Klingenstein Center Teachers College at Columbia University. His teaching career includes graduate studies work at the Dalton...

Interview with Rick Holifield, Dean of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement, and Sam Washington, Associate Dean of Admission and the School’s Director of Multicultural Affairs, at Lawrenceville Academy
Elizabeth Kostina

"To reframe it - when kids walk across the stage when they leave Lawrenceville after 3-4 years, one of the hopes is that very kid that walks across the stage...

How Will We Walk Our Cities in The Future? The Contexts and Meaning of How We Walk – Perceive and Build (Urban) Space
Martina Dreßelt

Every day, we humans move within different (urban) spaces for different reasons. Thanks to digitalization and new technologies (such as micro-mobility), the society is worldwide more mobile than ever before....

Empowering Cities through Data Driven Governance (E-Governance)
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A city’s administration holds supreme responsibility for securing a data-driven city. Using data to manage city operations and service delivery is significant as data is the heart of a smart...

What Do We Talk About When We talk About Democratic Urban Design?
Luis Tsukayama-Cisneros

Freedom, equality, accessibility and democratic institutions refer to different facets of "democracy". Yet, at its most basic, democracy refers to the degree to which participation and mutual acknowledgment are encouraged...

Cities where children flourish: considerations for our Pandemic-Formed future
Katie King
Joe Waters

How might the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic continue to affect children and families in the years to come? Possible implications include caregivers struggling to provide responsive care to their...

Conscious Paris Podcast: Noémie Fompeyrine, Resilience Advisor
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Among the present and future challenges facing cities, we have chosen to focus our festival on local social capital as a resource in the face of crises. We have invited...

What is Conscious Design?
Surayyn Selvan
Shashwath Ravisundar
Elizabeth Kostina
Aishwarya Narayana

How do we manifest the best of our values and systems through spaces in our Cities? Through Conscious Design. 

Conoce a Alarifes – equipo interdisciplinario que revalora el patrimonio cultural peruano
Milagros Romero Torres

En preparación para el evento del Conscious Cities Festival Lima 2020, Conscious Lima presentará el trabajo de nuestros ponentes para compartir el impacto que generan en Lima y más allá....

Conoce al Grupo Dromos – asociación para el desarrollo y la investigación desde la arquitectura
Tanith Olórtegui del Castillo

En preparación para el evento del Conscious Cities Festival Lima 2020, Conscious Lima presentará el trabajo de nuestros ponentes para compartir el impacto que generan en Lima y más allá....

Conoce a SONEP – Sociedad para la Neurociencia del Perú
Milagros Infante Cruz

En preparación para el evento del Conscious Cities Festival Lima 2020, Conscious Lima presentará el trabajo de nuestros ponentes para compartir el impacto que generan en Lima y más allá....

Conoce a Pillpintuy – espacio terapeútico para construir bienestar
Fabio Rodríguez Bernuy

En preparación para el evento del Conscious Cities Festival Lima 2020, Conscious Lima presentará el trabajo de nuestros ponentes para compartir el impacto que generan en Lima y más allá....

Meet Jandel Allen-Davis and Diane Reinhard, Healthcare Administrators and Clinicians
Miriam Hoffman

In preparation for the 2020 Conscious Cities Festival Denver event, Shaping Health, Conscious Denver will be featuring the work of our event speakers to share how they are impacting change...

Conscious LIMA 2020 – una mirada a lo que estamos preparando para el Festival
Alvaro Puertas Villavicencio

El Conscious Cities Festival llega a Sudamérica por primera vez y Lima comparte el privilegio de organizar el evento, entre el 19 y el 24 de octubre, junto a otras...

“What is the city but the people?” |  Human-Kind Lahore
Amna Azeem

Transforming Lahore in to a Human-kind City

Conoce a Iniciativa Libre – agrupación por la participación infantil en espacios públicos
Fabio Rodríguez Bernuy

En preparación para el evento del Conscious Cities Festival Lima 2020, Conscious Lima presentará el trabajo de nuestros ponentes para compartir el impacto que generan en Lima y más allá....

Conoce a SER Ciudad – organización por una arquitectura participativa y sostenible
Fabio Rodríguez Bernuy

En preparación para el evento del Conscious Cities Festival Lima 2020, Conscious Lima presentará el trabajo de nuestros ponentes para compartir el impacto que generan en Lima y más allá....

Conoce a Conurb – equipo transdisciplinar contra la vulnerabilidad social urbana
Fabio Rodríguez Bernuy

En preparación para el evento del Conscious Cities Festival Lima 2020, Conscious Lima presentará el trabajo de nuestros ponentes para compartir el impacto que generan en Lima y más allá....

Meet Casey Lindberg- Behavioral Scientist
Miriam Hoffman

In preparation for the 2020 Conscious Cities Festival Denver event, Shaping Health, Conscious Denver will be featuring the work of our event speakers to share how they are impacting change...

Cities in the Pandemic: What They Contribute and What We Miss
Elizabeth Kostina
Urszula Kuczma
Aishwarya Narayana
Maighdlyn Hadley
Itai Palti
Grace Marie Roebuck

Even if Covid-19 has not impacted one’s health directly, the global pandemic severs almost everyone from the rhythms and environments of former routines. The settings in which we played out...

Reshaping Buildings: Dynamically Supportive Investments in Health
Ryan Shindler

What if shelter went beyond protecting and housing our lives to actively improving our existence? What if the over 90% of our lives we spend indoors did something more for...

Conoce a los ponentes del Conscious Cities Festival Monterrey 2020 “La Ciudad Salva”.
Karina Lozano

Conoce a las voces que integran las 6 conferencias magistrales del Festival Conscious Monterrey 2020 : La Ciudad Salva. Entérate cómo se esta empleando hoy dia el diseño, comunidad, participación...

Conoce a Urbes Lab – grupo de jóvenes investigadores del espacio urbano en Latinoamérica
Fabio Rodríguez Bernuy

En preparación para el evento del Conscious Cities Festival Lima 2020, Conscious Lima presentará el trabajo de nuestros ponentes para compartir el impacto que generan en Lima y más allá....

BIG DATA IN THE BIG CITY || Understanding the role of data driven design towards urban innovation
Surayyn Selvan
Amna Azeem

How do we seamlessly transform cities into integrated multi-disciplinary innovation hubs using data driven design?

Meet Cathy Alderman- Champion for Preventing Homelessness
Miriam Hoffman

In preparation for the 2020 Conscious Cities Festival Denver event, Shaping Health, Conscious Denver will be featuring the work of our event speakers to share how they are impacting change...

Interview with Kadeine Peterson, Instructor of Science at Phillips Exeter Academy.
Elizabeth Kostina

"The field of science and technology is wholly self-serving and can quickly turn into a sort of panacea for all of the World’s problems; which is just not true. This...

Interview with Hadley Stena Camilus, Associate Dean of Multicultural Student Affairs at Phillips Exeter Academy
Elizabeth Kostina

"Most industries have a similar problem of underrepresentation. Phillips Exeter is no exception to that. All of these issues start there. When you don’t have a variety of experiences at...

Meet Carrie Makarewicz- Change Agent for Transportation Equity
Miriam Hoffman

In preparation for the 2020 Conscious Cities Festival Denver event, Shaping Health, Conscious Denver will be featuring the work of our event speakers to share how they are impacting change...

Meet Don Ruggles- Architect of Beauty and Wellbeing
Miriam Hoffman

In preparation for the 2020 Conscious Cities Festival Denver event, Shaping Health, Conscious Denver will be featuring the work of our event speakers to share how they are impacting change...

Interview With Kenyatta McLean, Co-Founder of BlackSpace.
Elizabeth Kostina

“We want to make sure that the future is something that we're talking about, for ourselves and with the communities that we work in. That's really important for us because...

Seek your senses -Living with Pandemic (3)
Srilakshmi Krishnaswamy

Our perception of space and experiences is structured by our senses. While the research on the influence of sensorial cues on healthcare decisions is limited and need more evidence, a...

Art and Neuroscience (3 of 3)
Elizabeth Kostina

Aalto's architecture is based on sensory realism. His buildings are not based on a single dominant concept or gestalt; rather, they are sensory agglomerations. They sometimes even appear clumsy and...

Architecture as Art Form (2 of 3)
Elizabeth Kostina

Aesthetic and cultural practices are peculiarly susceptible to the changing experience of space and time precisely because they entail the construction of spatial representations and artefacts out of the flow...

Architectural Beauty: On Functionalism (1 of 3)
Elizabeth Kostina

Henry Wotton stated the three conditions of well-built Architecture, as first outlined by Vitruvius, in “The Elements of Architecture” as “Commoditie, Firmenes, and Delight.” The book, published in 1624, was...

What a privilege it is to breathe
Annie Wang

"Sucker Punch" and "What a privilege it is to breathe" were created simultaneously in reflection on the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Philando Castile, and the countless...

Call for Participation |  A Study on Form, Function, and Feeling
Aishwarya Narayana

Call for Participation! Have you ever wondered how your surroundings affect you? Here’s a study looking at the relationship between geometry and aesthetic emotions that you might find interesting!

Remember the (space)time?
Shashwath Ravisundar

A part of Conscious Ageing Initiative in Bengaluru

Johnny! Johnny! Wash Your Hands! – Living with the Pandemic (2)
Srilakshmi Krishnaswamy

“A tract of time empty of experiences seems long in passing, but in retrospect short.” ~ William James, Philosopher and Psychologist between the 19th and 20th centuries Essentially, our perception...

Living with the Pandemic
Priya Chakravarthi
Kaushik Ramaswamy
Srilakshmi Krishnaswamy
Shashwath Ravisundar
Padmashree Satyanarayana

As countries juggle with lockdown, globally we have reached a moment of acceptance. That life has to move on amidst this pandemic. What we knew as ‘safe living’ has now...

Design For Equity Interview Guide **
Elizabeth Kostina
Grace Marie Roebuck

Guiding principles: Don’t suggest answers to your questions. Even if an interviewee pauses before answering, don’t help them by suggesting or prompting an answer. This can unintentionally induce ‘confirmation bias’...

Design For Equity: Code of Ethics **
Elizabeth Kostina
Grace Marie Roebuck

Code of Ethics: We strive to approach the research with an open mind. We recognize that we, like other humans, are imperfect and will inevitably have innate biases & tendencies....

The Nitty Gritty: Research, Design, Publication, and Follow-Up **
Elizabeth Kostina
Grace Marie Roebuck

Define, Map, and Understand the Problem: 1. Work to understand the user.   Personal accounts/stories: We will cultivate a collection of stories and narratives from people so that we can develop...

Investigative Design Methodology in Studying Spatial Equity **
Elizabeth Kostina
Grace Marie Roebuck

Mission Statement: Our mission is to curate a holistic narrative of community-based stories, scientific findings, and social system insights that inspire design-based interventions for equality. We define space as both...

Introduction to the Early Years in Cities
Julien Vincelot

The quality of urban spaces influences babies' and toddlers' development directly by shaping their spatial experiences, and indirectly by modulating the quantity, frequency and duration of child-caregiver interactions in cities....

The Pursuit of Pedagogy
Grace Marie Roebuck

Overturning our misconceptions of the school environment and evaluating design interventions to improve students’ wellbeing and academic success while reducing inequality.

FrameWorks: A Design for Wellbeing series
Maighdlyn Hadley

Introducing FrameWorks, a series of upcoming articles focused on human-centred design frameworks, historical and contemporary.

Not just a juice cleanse: An introduction to Design for Wellbeing
Maighdlyn Hadley
Grace Marie Roebuck

An introduction and call to action of science-informed design for wellbeing.

The Creative Continuum: How Sheltering-in-Place Shifts Time and Space
Elspeth Michaels

How one woman's creativity has evolved in the era of Covid-19; An exploration of how time and space informs imagination.

Quarantined Humans of New York: Call for Submissions
Grace Marie Roebuck

We call upon you, the quarantined humans of New York, to share with us your story and embark on a story-telling event for the ages.

Six ways cities can support babies, toddlers and their caregivers during the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond
Julien Vincelot

Babies and toddlers are vulnerable. They require constant love and care to thrive, along with good healthcare and nutritious food. The science tells us that these first few years of life are...

Historical Exploration of Wotton’s Structure (1 of 5)
Elizabeth Kostina

Henry Wotton stated the three conditions of well-built Architecture, as first outlined by Vitruvius, in “The Elements of Architecture” as “Commoditie, Firmenes, and Delight.” [1] The book, published in 1624,...

Exploration of Wotton’s Function (2 of 5)
Elizabeth Kostina

Henry Wotton stated the three conditions of well-built Architecture, as first outlined by Vitruvius, in “The Elements of Architecture” as “Commoditie, Firmenes, and Delight.” The book, published in 1624, was...

Lockdown now, then what?
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This pandemic is history in making with cultural reflections referring to pre-COVID19 and post-COVID19 days. But tas we live this reality now, it seems like it is going to take...

The Effects of Transportation on Early Childhood Development
Julien Vincelot

Urban transportation can affect the quality of the experiences that shape the developing brain— for good and for bad. It affects access to healthy food, healthcare, childcare, and other key...

Innovation: where design and research converge
Meredith Banasiak

In the realm of innovation, there exists a space where these dichotomous worldviews intersect, and in fact, complement one another quite well.

56 Urban Unraveling and Utopia – Towards a Conscious Bengaluru
Maria Monica Selvaraj
Srinivas Alavilli
Jwala Narayanan
Anup Naik
B. S. Satyanarayana
Aishwarya Narayana

On 27th July, at the heritage mansion turned creative co-working space - the Bohemian House, Conscious Bengaluru took the first steps towards materialising their vision for creating ‘a self-aware and...

Shaping Health, Denver 2020
Meredith Banasiak

How is Denver Shaping Health?