Young Scholars Architecture

Sensory Experience in Human Building Interaction

Yunus Emre Institute in London is delighted to host Büşra Berber as part of the online Young Scholar Seminar Series. Büşra will talk on “Sensory Experience in Human Building Interaction” on Thursday, 27th of May 2021 at 18:00 (BST).

Museums are not only a hub for social activities, learning and community, but they are also spaces for healing and contemplation. Museum journeys combine multiple-layers of experience such as sensory, emotional, cognitive, aesthetic and social. This research investigates sensorial experience in relation to Human-Building Interaction (HBI) – the study of the interface between a building’s users, physical space and the objects within it – with a focus on museum and gallery environments. Museum environments are increasingly adopting digital technologies to increase visitor interaction and engagement with exhibits and collections. Some of these new digital technologies create an immersive, sensorial and whole-body experience. This project combines elements of architecture, computer science, museology and media studies. The overall objective is to understand how visitors perceive and interact with different sensory environments. This will be achieved by analysing data relating to cognitive and physiological responses, as a way to identify new tools and methods in the design of sensory environments.

Büşra is an architect and researcher. She graduated with a distinction in Architecture and Urbanism MA from the University of Manchester. She has worked as a research assistant at architectural practices and is presently a researcher in the Architectural Space and Computation MPhil/PhD programme at The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. She is in search of sensory effect of the building and mediative space intersection with a deep architectural passion. Büşra is also a UCL Sustainability Ambassador working in collaboration with Camden Council.

About the ‘Young Scholar Seminar’ series:

Established in 2017, the Young Scholar Seminar Series is a platform giving postgraduate students the opportunity to present their research to the wider public and encourage the exchange of knowledge. In particular, the series have been designed to promote the academic achievements of young academics, increase their visibility, and facilitate networking opportunities. Yunus Emre Institute in London invites young academics from all disciplines with research into global or Turkey-related topics to present their findings and become part of the institute’s growing young academic network.

This talk forms part of the Young Scholar Seminar Series organised by Yunus Emre Institute in London.

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