Nov 2023

Venice Iuav University
Palazzo Badoer
Aula Manfredo Tafuri

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This conference is promoted by the NAAD Program at IUAV University in Venice, with the support of the Paris Institute of Advanced Studies and the Italian Chapter of the Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture, for confronting neuroscience and architecture after a first meeting in 2022 in the Paris Institute of Advanced Studies on "scales." It will use as a driver the "memory/emotion" liaison to improve a multidisciplinary approach of the potential use of neuroscience to support urban designers and architects and provide them with a deeper awareness of citizens' well-being, fostering pro-social life and behaviors within cities, districts, and buildings.

Organizers: Alain Berthoz, Francois Pitti, Davide Ruzzon

Panel I

A broader cultural landscape about memory and emotions

Date November 23
H 9:30-13:30

Welcome speech

Benno Albrecht | Iuav University Dean


Alain Berthoz | Neurophysiologist - Collège de France
Gretty Mirdal | Psychologist - Paris Institute for Advanced Study
Denise Pumain | Geographer - University Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne
Davide Ruzzon | Architect - IUAV Venice University
Edmund Rolls |Neuroscientist - Universities of Warwick UK

Chairman Antonio Sorrentino - La Sapienza, Roma

Panel II

Exploiting memory and emotions Architects and Urban Designers at work

Date November 23
H 14:30-19:00


Roberta Albiero | Architect - IUAV Venice University
Elisabetta Canepa | Architect – Genova University
Jean François Daures
| Architect – Archivision Studio
François Pitti | Director Strategic Foresight
Laure Rondi-Reig | Neuroscientist - Paris Seine at Sorbonne University

Chairwoman Federica Casetti - Thema Studio

Panel III

Memory, Emotions AND Places detected through Neuroscience

Date November 24
H 9:30-13:30


Shahar Arzy | Neuropsychiatrist - Hadassah Medical Center, Jerusalem
Tamar Flash | Neuroscientist - Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot
Silvie Tordjman | Neuroscientist - Université Paris Cité
Giovanni Vecchiato | Neuroscientist - National Research Council of Italy

Chairman Richard Jedon - TU/e, Netherlands

Panel IV

Intertwining Neuroscience, Architecture and Philosophy

Date November 24
H 14:30-19:00


Joerg Fingerhut | Cognitive philosopher Cognitive philosopher - School of Mind and Brain, Humboldt University Berlin
Alan Penn | Architect - The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL in London
Sarah Robinson | Architect and philosopher - Aalborg University, Denmark
John Sutton | Philosopher - Macquaire University Sidney
David Kirsh | Neuroscientist - UCSD, La Jolla, San Diego CA

Chairwoman Nour Tawil - Berlin Max Planck Institute for Human Development

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