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The Big Debate – Architecture versus People

Wednesday 6 September 2017 

Lost people looking at map

In a departure from our usual format, September will see the first SDS Big debate. With the help of a multidisciplinary panel we’ll be addressing the role of wayfinding consultancy within the built environment. We’ll be exploring whether it’s really needed, why it’s needed and perhaps touch upon what the future holds for those practicing the art.

About this event

Through the insights of our panellists and contributions from the audience we expect an evening that will challenge assumptions, perhaps be uncomfortable in places and also reassuring.  Whatever your discipline, at the end of the night you should come away with a deeper understanding and some new ideas to take back to your practice.

Billy Griffin, SDS Steering Group Member and Treasurer, will host this exciting new event posing the questions, and keeping order.

Whilst all our talks include speaker question and answers, this debate will be an opportunity for you to have your say. So sign up today, to secure your place in what should be a great evening.

NB. If you’ve got a burning question to put to the panel please pass details to Kirstine.

About our panel members

The Big Debate panel will include:

  • Tony Baugh, Wood & Wood – Manufacturing
  • Mario Vieira, Scott Brownrigg – Architecture
  • Fran Raybould, FRA Creative – Branding and Placemaking
  • Colette Jeffrey, Birmingham City University – Wayfinding Research
  • Dr. Max Roberts, University of Essex – Human Psychology
  • Ole E. Wattne, Norwegian University of Science and Technology – Graphic and Information Design

Register for this event

This talk is free for SDS members and £25 for non-members.

If this is your first SDS talk/event, you can pay a special ‘taster fee’ of £10 payable on the door. Please email to register.

Please note: This event will be livestreamed and available to SDS members via our SDS Live Facebook account, and our website.


The Gallery, Alan Baxter & Associates, 75 Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6EJ


06 Sep 2017 17:30

Price : £25.00

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