The first event will be about our senses. How we taste, hear, smell, see and feel the city.
Victoria Henshaw / Andy Spraklen / Foodcycle / Rae Storey
We were saddened to hear that Victoria passed away last year. Her obituary can be read here.
Dr Victoria Henshaw, Lecturer in Urban Design and Planning at the University of Sheffield. Her research focuses upon sensory experiences, perceptions and urban design, and has appeared widely in the media including The Independent and BBC Radio 4. Victoria writes the blog ‘Smell and the City’ and is author of ‘Urban Smellscapes: Understanding and Designing City Smell Environments’.
See Victoris Henshaw's blog here.
Image credit: Chris Foster
Taste evolved as a sense to help us make the right food choices... in an urban city environment we leave those choices largely to the distributers. This has resulted in a food culture in which food is not as respected or valued, and less often shared. FoodCycle is a charity that creates community meals with the surplus and wasted food that is endemic to this food culture. We aim to show how FoodCycle tries to challenge people's attitude to food.
See more information about Foodcycle here.
Andy Spracklen is an urbanist and restaurateur. His strengths lie as a strategist and marketer, and facilitator and advocate of positive urban change. Andy is renowned for his energy, passion and innovation in shaping distinctive places, making connections between agendas and motivating the agents of change. He is a seasoned and enthusiastic speaker and conference chair including for events such as RTPI, BCSC, The Food & Drink Summit, CUBE and Abergavenny Food Festival.
See Andy Spracklen's restaurant here.
Rae completed her PhD in Auditory Hallucinations at Manchester University in 2002. Since then she has worked at St Lukes Art Project as the media artist and as a practitioner of Chinese Medicine and Qigong.
In Listening as a Tool for Change Rae will introduce us directly to the act of listening, our role as sound makers and what changes we might need to make to enhance our sonic environment. Audio illustrations from St Lukes Media Art Project
See Rae Story's work here.