“done without being planned, organized, or rehearsed.” In a new series of one on one talks, An Impromptu Discussion aims to re-instill the
In a new series of one on one talks, An Impromptu Discussion aims to re-instill the desire for spontaneous and critical discussion around architecture and design. An Impromptu Discussion will be held every two weeks, hosted by Michael Friebele in partnership with the Architecture and Design Exchange. In the spirit of being “impromptu,” there will be no prepared slides. Therefore, each session will cover a number of topics and interests with audience participation in shaping the discussion encouraged.
About our guest:
Erin is a passionate advocate for the power of place to heal, connect, and serve vulnerable populations. She is an architect and design researcher and podcast host of Shared Space. In her leadership role at HKS, she helps integrate research and practice to advance the creation and communication of knowledge across the firm. Prior to joining HKS, she was a senior researcher and medical planner at HOK in New York, and a Research Consultant with the Center for Health Design and Georgia Institute of Technologies. Erin served as Adjunct Faculty at New York School of Interior Design and The Pratt Institute. She is an industry scholar at Cornell’s Institute for Healthy Futures and was on the board of trustees for the Academy of Architecture for Health Foundation for nearly a decade, and the research chair for the majority of her tenue.
Her research is published in international scientific journals and industry publications, including Environment & Behavior, FastCompany, HERD Journal, JONA, and many others. Erin has been recognized as an ENR Texas & Louisiana and National Top Young Professionals, a Rising Star by Healthcare Design Magazine, and as Healthcare Design’s Best Under 40 by the Academy of Architecture for Health. Her work on design’s role in combatting loneliness has been featured by SXSW, Curbed, KERA (NPR) and Metropolis Magazine. Her podcast, Shared Space, explores how our physical spaces that impact how we connect, live, and heal.
Research Focus: Social Health, Loneliness and the Built Environment, Teamwork and Communication, Patient Safety, Population Health, Interdisciplinary Collaboration and Education, Design Thinking, Environmental Psychology, Evidence Based Design, and Process Improvement.
Talk will be hosted via Zoom (register here) and Facebook Live. An archive of each talk will follow the live event.