Art-driven adaptive indoors and outdoors design
INNEN participates in the research project of MindSpaces. MindSpaces is part of the STARTS initiative (Science +Technology +Arts) and it is supported by the Horizon2020 program.
MindSpaces will bring together artists, creatives and technology experts to produce AR/VR installations representing emotionally and functionally adaptive designs of outdoors and indoors spaces.
The central objective of MindSpaces is to create the tools and develop the solutions for adaptive and inclusive spaces that dynamically adapt to emotional, aesthetical and societal responses of end users, creating functionally and emotionally appealing architectural design.
The design of space, on architectural and urban scales has been shown to significantly affect the emotional, cognitive wellbeing of individuals, and to influence the functionality and effectiveness of indoors and outdoors spaces in manners that have often been overlooked in the past.
MindSpaces will bring together artists, creatives and technology experts to produce AR/VR installations representing emotionally and functionally adaptive designs of outdoors and indoors space. Artists will incorporate these responses into “living” installations, adapting them online to elicit positive emotional and behavioral feedback. This proposal is at the vanguard of a new wave of designers, architects and engineers that affirm the necessity of an interdisciplinary approach that integrates novel technologies to inform design. By integrating approaches from neuroscience, physiology and psychology with architectural research, sociological and ethnographic methodologies, human experience can be directly linked to design by correlating specific measures of the built environment (input) with quantified measures of the brain’s and body’s responses (neural, physiological and psychological responses), as well as sociological, behavioral and economic outcomes (output). Using neuroscientific tools objective measurements can now be used along with traditional subjective evaluations.
– Bring together artists, creatives and technology experts in the realm of techno science art
– Create tools and develop solutions for adaptive and inclusive spaces
– Dynamic adaptation to emotional, aesthetical and societal responses of end users
– Creating functionally and emotionally appealing architectural design
14 partners, 7 countries
Mindspaces Open Calls
MindSpaces is a 3-year research project financed by the European Commission STARTS/Lighthouse projects started on Jan 1th 2019. To encourage collaboration of research projects and artists STARTS funds ‘STARTS residencies’ of artists in technology institutions and of scientists and technologists in studio of artists. In this project, artists, scientists, architects, engineers and technology experts closely collaborate under a novel working model scheme to propose innovative designs to address societal challenges faced by cities as they expand, and the evolving needs in functionality and emotional resonance of modern day workplace and housing interiors. Art has the capacity to transcend established theoretical and conceptual frames and act in cross-disciplinary ways, as it provides space for what is called as ‘lateral’ thinking, that is to address issues with an ‘out of the box’ approach.