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2022 AILA Awards – VIC Future Leaders Student Georgina de Beaujeu

The Live+Smart Research Laboratory, School of Architecture & Built Environment and Deakin Sustainable Health Network wish to congratulate Georgina de Beaujeu for her 2022 AILA VIC Future Leader Award recognition. Georgina’s contributions span advocacy, academia, volunteering, and artistic endeavours, all aimed at exploring and elevating the role of landscape architecture in responding to the climate …

Living Structures-The Architecture for Life – An Official Melbourne Documentary Film Selection

Screening on the 24th July, at 13:30, Shorts Session 4, at Cinema Nova. (https://www.mdff.org.au/films/living-structures-the-architecture-for-life) A documentary that will challenge your current worldview on design, architecture, and our human-nature relationship. In this film Dr Phillip B. Roös, Associate Professor in Architecture and Director of the Live+Smart Research Lab, ask the critical question: “How can our global …

A Meta-Analysis of Emotional Evidence for the Biophilia Hypothesis and Implications for Biophilic Design

‘The biophilia hypothesis posits an innate biological and genetic connection between human and nature, including an emotional dimension to this connection’. In this pioneering and insightful work Jason S. Gaekwad, Anahita Sal Moslehian, Phillip B. Roös (from the Live+Smart Lab, Deakin University) and Arlene Walker (from the School of Psychology, Deakin University) analyse 49 experimental …

Deputy Lead for the Live+Smart Research Lab

It’s with great excitement we welcome Lana Van Galen as our new Deputy Lead for the Live+Smart Research Lab. Lana is a Teaching Scholar at the School of Architecture and Built Environment, and has been a practicing architect for more than 20 years. As an architect and lecturer, with an interest in ethics in professional …

New Appointed Postdoctoral Research Fellow for Biophilic Design in Healthcare Facilities

We are excited to welcome Anahita Sal Moslehian as a new team member of the Live+Smart Research Lab. Anna is a postdoctoral research fellow who works in the emerging field of biophilic design to investigate the impacts of healthcare design on occupants’ health and wellbeing. In her new position, Anna will employ systematic thinking and …

Topophilia: Attachment & Belonging Summit

Live+Smart Research Laboratory, Deakin University – Summit 23 March – 25 March 2022. Held as part of Geelong Design Week 2022. Geelong is Australia’s first (and only) UNESCO City of Design. This summit is an online event. The event will be hosted from Deakin University Geelong, Australia, with online streaming of talks and panel discussions by …

We’re thrilled to be part of Geelong Design Week 2022!

Celebrating the theme taur, which means belonging in local Wadawurrung language, Geelong Design Week will celebrate all things connecting us to people and places and the role design can play in enhancing our sense and lived experience of belonging. You’ll find more than 60 events over 10 days from 17–27 March. We can’t wait to …

One of Australia’s top 40 early career researchers appointed as Honorary Fellow

We are pleased to welcome Dr Zaheer Allam’s appointment as a Honorary Fellow at the Live+Smart Research Laboratory, School of Architecture and Built Environment, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment, Deakin University. “I’m so happy with this new appointment! The Live+Smart Research Lab is at the forefront of nature-informed propositions in urban discourses by …

Topophilia: Attachment and Belonging Summit

The Topophilia: Attachment & Belonging Summit, will run over three days with keynote presentations and panel discussions which includes world-renowned experts in topophilia, biophilia, biophilic cities, placemaking, integral design, community resilience, ecopsychology and Indigenous Knowledge. The key question “What is required to help transition one’s attachment to place to a deep sense of belonging?” will …

Living Structures: Architecture for Life

This documentary film features Dr Phillip B. Roös in a thought-provoking narrative questioning the current state of our built environment, challenging the status quo to consider how we need to include the structures of nature to create places of belonging. Human beings are intrinsically connected and linked to visible and non-visible geometric forms and patterns …

The Unfolding

The exhibition ‘The Unfolding’ by Dr Phillip B. Roös consists of various artworks, including drawings, paintings, and large paper scrolls telling stories of the landscape in abstract representations, epitomising the inherent living structures that are visible and non-visible elements of nature’s designs. These works are featured in the documentary film ‘Living Structures: The Architecture for …

Biophilia and Deep Connections to Place: Design that Matters Masterclass

The Live+Smart Research Laboratory at the School of Architecture & Built Environment, Deakin University invites you to join this free online masterclass. The event includes a public lecture by Associate Professor Dr Phillip B. Roös, followed by keynote presentations and a panel discussion including Jefa Greenaway (Greenaway Architects), Nick Griffin (McGregor Coxall) and Eduard Ross …

An INHAF Habitat Forum Webinar Series – Rethinking Cities

Architecture in Transition: New Findings from the Sciences  An INHAF Habitat Forum Webinar Series – Rethinking Cities In the last few years, surprising new developments in neuroscience, environmental psychology, biology, mathematics, and other fields have begun to challenge designers to think differently about their role, particularly as we seek to transition to a world of …

Regenerative Design & Timber

A Wood Solutions Webinar An increasing number of building professionals now are of the view that 20 – 21st century planning, design and construction of the built environment has been unimaginably bad, reckless, and unacceptable; as the way we have built our cities has resulted in a degeneration of the earth’s natural systems, now eventuating …

The Journey of Extraordinary Encounters

Journey of Extraordinary Encounters Collaboration by The School of Lost Arts, Deakin University Live+Smart Research Lab and the IT Dept. Launch Pad, Tract Consultants Geelong, OneMap, and CartDeco Cartographics.  Enter the world of nature’s design principles, following an interactive trail to uncover biophilic design in the city and experience what nature can teach us about …

Building Better Blocks

Geelong, building better blocks Collaboration between the Live+Smart Research Laboratory and GHD  In the event Geelong, building better blocks, Associate Professor Dr Phill Roös participates in a thought-provoking panel discussion lead by former GHD Market Lead and AWA President, Lindsay Brown. The event explores how we can ‘build better blocks’ to make unpredictable cities more predictable …