Author Archives: Valerie Mace

Active Sensing Workshop Soho Square

Facilitated by Valerie Mace – Friday 25th May 2018. Participants: Students from the MA Narrative Environment course at Central St Martins. In this workshop, an introduction to active sensing, you are invited to document sensory impressions across an environment defined … Continue reading

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Multisensory Design Seminar

On 16th June I participated in a seminar on multisensory design organised by CIBSE Intelligent Buildings Group & CIB W098 Commission on Intelligent & Responsive Buildings. The seminar took place at the architectural practice Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios in London. … Continue reading

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Arts in the Alps and the value of exploring the wider context of your research

In 2017, I took part in Arts in the Alps, a week long doctoral research school organised by the Maison de la création at the Université Grenoble Alpes. The call for participation caught my attention because it related to my … Continue reading

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Sensory Walk – London Design Festival at London College of Communication

A Sensory Walk workshop in Elephant Park facilitated by: Valerie Mace and Lucy Thornett Tuesday 19th September 2017 1pm to 4pm LCC https://vimeo.com/234554153 Watch a short film of the completed project Workshop information: We make sense of the world through … Continue reading

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Open Senses

The London Open Senses Festival ran from 19-21 May 2017. The first of its kind, first of many I hope, the festival included an rich mix of sensory events and experiences, and a symposium at the University of London. The symposium … Continue reading

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Visualising your PhD in 3D

A workshop facilitated by Graham Barton from UAL Academic Support. Using the LEGO Serious Play method, participants were asked to construct and visualise the answer to a series of questions about their practice, research and PhD, and then explain their position … Continue reading

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Residual Ambiances

Residual Ambiances – An Illustration of Urban Heritage as a Sentient Experience at: Ambiances, tomorrow, 3rd International Congress on Ambiances Volos, Greece: 21 – 24 September 2016 This paper is based on a project I carried out while a student on the MA … Continue reading

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Volos Transects

I recently attended Ambiances, tomorrow, the 3rd International Congress on Ambiances organised in Volos, Greece: 21 – 24 September 2016 by the International Ambiances Network. Above: Poster of the Congress More than 150 speakers presented papers on one of the six themes below: 1. Ambiantal … Continue reading

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The Transfigured Phenomena of Domesticity in the Urban Interior

A paper I wrote as an account of a phenomenological experience. It is published in the 2015 Urban + Interior edition of the IDEA journal. Available for download from the IDEA website. The paper also includes location photographs I took to illustrate … Continue reading

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Multi sensory tasting lunch with Kitchen Theory

On Wednesday, I joined a group of people, all complete strangers, for a multi-sensory lunch where each dish was prepared to provide a unique multi sensory experience. Of course, the taste of the food was very important but it was enhanced … Continue reading

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