The Centre for Conscious Design

To Shape and Be Shaped | CCF 2020 Opening Event

October 18, 2020 – 4:00 pm
Recordings (available to CCD Members)

We’re excited to gather the conscious cities movement on the eve of the 2020 week-long festival!

Opening performance

A video dance performance“To Shape and Be Shaped“, exploring the facets of a conscious city. A collaboration at the intersection of art, architecture, and science. Choreographed by Snir Nakar, directed and produced by Itai Palti, and narrated by one of our keynote speakers Upali Nanda.


We are honoured to be joined by a lineup of incredibly inspirational speakers
Upali Nanda: Principal and Director of Research at HKS Architects
Tiffany Shlain: Founder of the Webby Awards and Let it Ripple Film Studio
Adah Parris: Director and Producer of L&D Experiences; TED Talks Global Emerging Innovator

Snapshots of Festival Events

Sneak peaks into each Conscious Cities local chapter and their events for the week. An introduction to the Centre for Conscious Design (CCD) and closing remarks from CCD Founder and Director, Itai Palti, and Director of Operations and Cultural Innovation, Grace Roebuck.

This event is part of an event series

Host Chapter / Organisers

Organising Fellow/s

Dr. Upali Nanda is Partner and Global Director of Research for HKS, an international architectural firm where she spearheads and leads research projects globally. She also teaches as Associate Professor of Practice at the Taubman School of Architecture and Urban Planning at University of Michigan and serves as the Executive Director for the non-profit Center for Advanced Design Research and Education. Her award-winning research around health and wellbeing, neuroscience and architecture, sensthetics, point of decision design, and outcome-driven design has been widely published. She has won various research and innovation awards including the 2018 Women in Architecture Innovator Award.