In architecture and urban planning, we create spatial structures around us that provide space for human life to unfold and bring it into harmony with the natural and social environment. However, life is multi-layered and, in addition to practical-material requirements, also has dimensions in soul and spirit and in social life that must be considered and cared for. This essential task of architecture has come under increasing pressure due to profit orientation, legal regulatory pressure and the technicalities of the building process.
How can we design and build in a way that supports human health and inner life? How can we develop a design motif out of a building task that can support and nurture life?
We will explore these questions in an interdisciplinary exchange through introductory presentations, movement- and drawing exercises, project presentations and conversations.
The conference is the first in a series of three meetings on the fundamentals of living design. The next two meetings will be devoted to designing from the spatial and social context of the building task and the use of building materials and digital technology.