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Guest lecture "Change of Perspective: Human centered design"


This event takes place as an inter- /transdisciplinary seminar within FH Dortmund's block week, the project "DEIN*Ort* of the Faculty of Architecture and the Faculty of Computer Science (IDiAL).

During this year's International Week at Fachhochschule Dortmund(Opens in a new tab) , the seminar is open to all interested parties to attend the event!

The lecture will be held in English.

Short description:
New public spaces tend to overrepresent attention to the young and middle-aged, whereas elderly citizens are often neglected by contemporary urban design practice. In this lecture, partner in dominique+serena and co-editor of the book "Age-inclusive Public Space" (Hatje Cantz, 2020) Kristian Ly Serena will provide inspiration as well as theoretical and practical knowledge on how to design public space to meet the needs of people of all ages. Centered around three spatial concepts: Elasticity, Polyvalence and Atmosphere, the lecture aims at building an architectural language for how to approach the topic concretely as architects and planners. 

dominique + serena was founded by German-Polish architect Dominique Hauderowicz and Danish architect Kristian Ly Serena. Their studio is based in Copenhagen and their work emphasises the social potentials of architecture and the build environment with a special focus on age-inclusion. As well as public and private commissions, the studio has also undertaken several self-initiated projects, highlighting the importance of dialogue at all stages of the design and construction process.  

Kristian Ly Serena is born in Copenhagen, Denmark. He has studied with Andres Jaque/Office for Political Innovation in Madrid, and at California College of the Arts, San Francisco before completing his studies at The Royal Danish Academy of Arts, School of Architecture. He is a member of the Danish Association of Artists. 



Campus Emil-Figge-Straße

Emil-Figge-Str. 40

Room: t.b.d.

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Photo credits

  • Fachhochschule Dortmund | Florian Freimuth

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