The Centre for Conscious Design

Ideas into Words: Writing Workshop

March 14, 2024 – 2:00 pm
2:00 pm
8:00 pm
12:00 am
Event Recordings (Listed for Members)

Writing is not just a form of communication; it’s a bridge between thought and action, ideas and impact. Within The Centre for Conscious Design (CCD), we often rely on the power of the written word to convey complex ideas, provoke thought, and inspire change. The CCD aims to support its fellows excel in their work to become thought and innovation leaders, and it does it through fostering a culture of shared knowledge.

The Writing Workshop brings together experts of the written word from the CCD community, aiming to illuminate the art and craft of writing that resonates and influences. In this hour-long session, we spotlight three distinguished CCD Fellows who have made significant contributions to our collective understanding through their writing. Each fellow will share the journey behind one of their key pieces in a series of 10-minute presentations, offering attendees a unique perspective into the inspirations, challenges, and triumphs of their writing processes. 

The workshop culminates in an interactive Q&A session, providing a dynamic platform for fellows to engage directly with our speakers on a range of writing-related queries. Bring your article drafts, writers block or ideas that resist the keyboard to find strategies that can transform your thoughts into powerful written expressions. This workshop is a collective forum and celebration of the importance of telling stories that matter within the Conscious Design community.

This event is part of an event series

Host Chapter / Organisers

Organising Fellow/s

Michael R. Spicher PhD is a public philosopher and creator of Aesthetics Research Lab. He writes and speaks about aesthetics in professional and academic contexts. He is a regular contributor to BeautyMatter, a resource for the beauty industry. Michael lectures at both Boston Architectural College and Massachusetts College of Art and Design, USA.

David is Director of Research Initiatives and Accredited Education at Sky Factory, a design and manufacturing company that leverages a fine arts framework, digital technology expertise, and cognitive psychology to create evidence-based design, biophilic illusions of nature. David manages collaborative studies with leading healthcare organizations to explore the impact of neuroaesthetics and spatial cognition in clinical settings.

He has presented Sky Factory’s peer reviewed research at the European Healthcare Design Conference and the Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture (ANFA). He is a member of ANFA’s Center for Education (ACE), The Center for Health Design and the National Association of Science Writers (USA). He earned a Certificate of Research Excellence (CORE) from the Environmental Design Research Association (2017) as part of an interdisciplinary team exploring the neural correlates of nature stimuli in architectural illusions.

David has published essays on Cognitive Biophilia in Human Spaces, Conscious Cities Journal, Radiology Today, SALUS Journal, Work/Design Magazine and Healthcare Estates Journal. He is the lead researcher and co-author of several Continuing Education courses for credit (AIA, USGBC, IDCEC, PXI), including In Search of Deep Beauty: Neuroaesthetics and Wholeness in Design I; The Neurobiology of Biophilia & Spatial Cognition; The Restorative Impact of Perceived Open Space; and Biophilic Illusions: Foundations.