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Joining the pandemic

It’s taken me quite some time to digest what has been happening to the world so far in 2020 and to my own life in particular. Like so many others, I’ve been in full WFH mode for a few months now and consider myself very…

The contribution of beauty to mental health

I’m going to start catching up on a few things here, beginning with a recent visit to Dallas to keynote a fantastic collaborative meeting held by HKS Architecture and the Dallas Center for BrainHealth, pictured above. It was a great opportunity for me to catch…

Curves are Better

Speaking of curves, I’m going to visit one of my favourite places in Toronto today—the Art Gallery of Ontario.  I’m not sure if I’m more excited about going to see the vaunted Bowie exhibition (probably) or about having a chance to visit Frank Gehry’s fantastic…

The Feeling Value of Lines

This post is a blast from the past at my former blog, You Are Here.  The content is still very much at the top of my mind, though, as I’m more interested than ever in the manner in which simple lines and contours might influence…

Vancouver Bound!

I’m just packing up for a few days in Vancouver.  The main feature event of my trip is this discussion with well-known architect Ian Ross MacDonald on the topic of relationships between architecture and neuroscience.  It was being advertised as a “collision” but now I…