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Talk: Familiar Spaces

Familiar Spaces Panel  © Sara Forsius

© Sara Forsius

Familiar Spaces Panel
Prof. Juhani Pallasmaa & Maria Gasparian © Sara Forsius

© Sara Forsius

Prof. Juhani Pallasmaa & Maria Gasparian
Familiar Spaces © Sara Forsius

© Sara Forsius

Familiar Spaces
Holly Lewis & Familiar Spaces Panel  © Sara Forsius

© Sara Forsius

Holly Lewis & Familiar Spaces Panel
Familiar Spaces  © Sara Forsius

© Sara Forsius

Familiar Spaces

11 May 2017
by Gian Luca Amadei

How familiar does the city around you feel?

On Saturday 20 May we hosted a walking tour of King’s Cross redevelopment and a panel discussion about new urban developments in Helsinki, London and beyond. 

We collaborated with Disegno, The Finnish Institute in London and Argent to host this event which is part of the Open Senses Festival programme. The theme of the talk was inspired by the research conducted by Luca Picardi during his Helsinki Design Residency in 2016. Picardi’s findings on the Finnish capital's new urban developments culminated in a publication titled FAMILIAR which is questioning whether our cities are becoming more homogeneous and similar to one another.  

The talk was moderated by Oli Stratford, editor-in-chief of Disegno and the participating panel speakers included:

Prof. Juhani Pallasmaa

Kate Goodwin (Royal Academy of Arts)

Luca Picardi (Helsinki Design Residency 2016)

Maria Gasparian (Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellow 2016)

Holly Lewis (We Made That)

About OPEN SENSES

Open Senses (19 - 21 May) is a weekend festival of art exhibitions, live events and performances, sensory journeys and walks, open studios and labs, and a ground-breaking symposium. View the rest of the Open Senses 2017 programme here