Archives: Domains


As the first African chapter on the Conscious Cities platform, Conscious Accra’s goal is to spark intergenerational and interdisciplinary conversations, exploring how the decisions made by adults today are impacting the young people poised to become tomorrow’s urban caretakers. While many of the issues facing Accra are global, we also aim to highlight ideas, experiences, and exchanges that are specific to urban Africa.

Conscious Lahore Chapter is a multi-disciplinary think tank that focuses on the city-wide challenges of Lahore. We create urban awareness through research and explore design strategies aiming to address the unprecedent combination of complex urban issues we face today. We promote people-centric development that leads to healthy, resilient and sustainable urban environment.

Conscious Toronto is an interdisciplinary chapter of the Conscious Cities movement that invites people focused on the future of cities to step out of their silos and start a conversation. We are passionate about the role of urban initiatives and research to shape the city, and the people in it, for the better.

Prior to recent technological developments, aesthetics had largely been the domain of the faculties of arts and humanities. Neuroaesthetics is a relatively new subcategory of cognitive neuroscience stemming from both evolutionary psychology and design theory. Neuroaesthetics incorporates an interdisciplinary approach to aesthetics with the aim to better understand the neural substrates implicated in human aesthetic judgment.

Conscious Bengaluru is a cross-disciplinary think tank that engages with the city through investigative research in urban neuroaesthetics and science-informed design practice.

Join us for a webinar Sensing Our City! It is organized to discuss some of the topics around how people experience space and how it affects their attitudes, behaviours, health and wellbeing.

Contemporary cities don’t always enable us a multimodal experience of space, they are not always designed with human scale in mind, they don’t always consider our biological and psychological. What is the ultimate meaning of human-centred spaces? Is it that in future urban and architectural decisions could be influenced by interdisciplinary teams including specialists who understand the complexity of human perception and cognition?

Conscious Cities London Festival /FLOURISH
20-22nd October 2020
People shape places and places shape people. How can we create cities that better contribute to flourishing?

The London event series, part of the global Conscious Cities Festival 2020, brings together leading voices from the science, architecture, planning and creative communities to reimagine how urban environments can put people and planet first.

Join us for three afternoons of talks and conversations sharing forward-thinking approaches and perspectives.

Conscious New York is an interdisciplinary, grassroots, think-tank based in NYC. We work with experts and local communities across New York to create human-centric socially conscious design that addresses complex social and urban issues.

The focus of our domain, Neuroscience for Architecture, is to understand and accommodate the human neural makeup as it interfaces with the built environment in an effort to support human wellbeing and potential.

Biophilia, humankind’s innate need to affiliate and bond with living systems, has deep roots in the human evolution and architectural design. The focus of our domain is to explore the deep connections between natural ecosystems and our own physiology and identify the cues to build more sustainable, ecological, and life-affirming environments.