ARCH 372: Designing for Wellbeing (Barcelona)
Laia Cistero and Sergi Serrat Guillen, Spring 2020
"Barcelona Productive City" focused on person-environment relationships to improve the wellbeing outcomes of design. Students explored nested environmental scales, human and built context, natural environment systems, cultural perspectives, multi-sensory perception, and widely accessible, enabling and inclusive environments. This course introduced design projects as discrete places, both within and influenced by broader physical, social, cultural, and economic systems.
The semester specifically focused on urban dwelling systems, contemporary lifestyles and new forms of organization, with an expanded focus on alternative forms of production--exceeding traditional economic institutions--spreading into complex urban morphology and public space infrastructures.