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Doors Open: Author event with Colin Ellard

  • St. Peter's Church 49 Queen Street North Kitchener, ON, N2H Canada (map)


Architecture and Emotion: The Psychological Impact of Built Spaces

In this talk, Colin Ellard will describe the many ways in which the design of buildings influences what you think, how you feel, and who you are. Drawing on research from his Urban Realities Laboratory at the University of Waterloo, his personal experiences, and the fascinating surroundings at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Ellard will explain how the new science of place can help us to understand the vital connections between psyche and surroundings.


In the sanctuary at St. Peter’s

Open seating

His book Places of the Heart: The Psychogeography of Everyday Life, and other architecture and urban design titles, will be available at the Words Worth Books table. 

Earlier Event: September 13
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Later Event: September 26
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