symposium, Faire une ambiance/Creating an Atmosphere, to
be held in Grenoble on 10, 11 and 12 September 2008, will be the
first step towards launching an interdisciplinary network on architectural
and urban atmospheres.
What makes an atmosphere
and how is it created?
Today, after the
age of engineering atmospheres, to progress with such
questions will take more than just juxtaposing the relevant scientific
disciplines and collating of technical and regulatory measures.
New interdisciplinary studies and experiments have been carried
out since 1990 and substantial blocks of knowledge have already
been brought together. In the other hand, a huge stock of know-how
is exercised every day in the field of architectural and planning
production, as it is in contemporary art, including street art,
the media and advertising design.
more than 60 countries all over the world have already expressed
a keen interest in this forward-looking topic, which responds
to demands for an architecture of quality and sustainable development.
At the symposium,
architects, planners, landscape and environmental designers, artists,
specialists in neuro-cognition, philosophers and sociologists
will suggest answers, talk about their experience and raise questions
prompted by current practice in the built developed space.
The meeting is organised
by the Ambiances Architecturales et Urbaines laboratory,
a mixed research unit (UMR) affiliated to CNRS / Architecture
/ Ecoles Nationales Supérieures dArchitecture of
Grenoble and Nantes.
: J-F Augoyard (DR CNRS)