#FCL19 Urban Life, The Untold Dimension of Happiness workshop - © Mihaela Bodlovic 2019 Festival of Creative Learning

Urban Life, The Untold Dimension of Happiness

      We are indeed aware of some spatial forces behind our actions, or for that matter, inactions. No one has ever doubted how doors enable us to move through, a possibility that a solid wall robs us from. In fact, we are so intrinsically adapted to architectural manipulations, no one is shrinking from … Continue reading Urban Life, The Untold Dimension of Happiness

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Book Review: Mood and Mobility by Richard Coyne

  ‘Two teenagers sit facing each other on a train. They are having a conversation, but they are also wired, each wearing an earpiece from a shared portable stereo. They are sharing a playlist, presumably enjoying an intimate and localized mood. Their split stereophonic union goes unremarked by the other passengers, several of whom are … Continue reading Book Review: Mood and Mobility by Richard Coyne

British museum through the Looking-Glass, and What You Might Find There!

In the sequel to the Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, “Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There” (Lewis Carroll, 1871) Alice contemplates what the world is like on the other side of a mirror's reflection, and so she nudges at the wall-hung mirror and discovers, that she is able to step through it to an … Continue reading British museum through the Looking-Glass, and What You Might Find There!

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?' 'That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,' said the Cat. 'I don't much care where -' said Alice. 'Then it doesn't matter which way you go,' '- So long as I get SOMEWHERE,' Alice added as an explanation. 'Oh, you're sure to do that,' said the Cat, 'if you only walk long enough.”

British Library; An Adventurous Journey to Wonderland

It is indeed a journey to Wonderland, walking through the British library entrance and flying from a small Rabbit hole to a parallel world of shared values and a wide variety of questions. On this commentary, I am going to discuss how a library becomes a wonderland, where every scholar and even every visitor can make … Continue reading British Library; An Adventurous Journey to Wonderland

Philosophy-driven Design

Philosophy-driven Design UCL main building is a product of Greek Revival architecture, so at first glance it is not as if we are facing a rare creature, there are a lots of same buildings around Europe, North America and so forth with same spatial configuration, proportions and a specific set of continuous patterns both in … Continue reading Philosophy-driven Design