Built environment professionals will discuss how we can use empathy as a tool to make a real difference to the spaces in which we live, work and play. This breakfast talk will provide participants with a better understanding of the needs of different stages of life and ever-changing human requirements.
Following the panel discussion, participants will get to experience first-hand what it's like to walk in someone's shoes by taking part in a demo workshop where they will be wearing a simulation suit with all the needed components to simulate the normal human ageing process. Throughout the workshop, the simulated symptoms are:
- Impaired hearing
- Deteriorated sharp sight
- Change of colour vision
- Limited peripheral vision
- Limited head movement
- Reduction of body strength
- Loss of strength in the arms
- Decrease in elbow movability
- Decrease in fingertip sensitivity
This Empathy Workshop will be delivered by Mycelium Studio, establish by architect Asia Grzybowska to provide a platform for the experimental workshops and exchange programmes that focus on improving the quality and diversity in the built environment.