UBC Dialogues - Mental Space: How Do I Turn Off The World?

UBC Alumni Affairs hosts an exciting dialogue on urban design and lifestyle featuring three expert panelists who will explore its impact on mental space

The vibrant and bustling metropolis of Toronto is the perfect setting for exploring the psychology of space.

More and more people are moving to cities. What effect does living and working cheek-by-jowl in a stressful urban environment have on the human psyche? How does a fast-paced urban lifestyle impact our physical health?

From floor-to-ceiling windows in new condos designed to provide an illusion of visual space to open-concept workplaces and urban green spaces meant to free our minds, a lot of attention has been paid recently to designing better environments. But is this enough to fool us into forgetting what cramped quarters we live in and secure our well-being? Or is a lifestyle overhaul necessary? Join us for a provocative dialogue about mental space. 

Light refreshments will be served after the program. Admission is free and guests are welcome, but advance registration is required.



Susan Herrington - Professor, UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

Daniel Sieberg, MJ'00 - Journalist and author of The Digital Diet: the four-step plan to break your tech addiction and regain balance in your life

Marco L. Polo, BA'81, BArch'85 - Associate Professor, Ryerson University Department of Architectural Science


Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - 6:30 - 9:00 pm



Rosehill Event Venue6 Rosehill Avenue, Toronto, ON, M4T 2B7


Please click HERE to RSVP before Wednesday, February 1, 2012. If you have any questions, please contact Nicola Wootton at nicola.wootton@ubc.ca or 604-827-5831. 

2011-12 Event Series Sponsor:

TD Meloche Monnex

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