The Auditorium of the Future: Designing intimate and collective spaces that are equipped for a technology-led world
With Ian Stickland, Charcoalblue
The digital age has enforced significant changes in both the design and use of lecture theatres and presentation spaces, but too often these changes are to the detriment of the relationship of a presenter and their local audience. This session draws on the rich history of theatre, teaching and storytelling spaces to explain the fundamentals of auditorium design. This can then be used to suggest ways that technology can enhance the learning environment whilst maintaining a strong connection to the human presenter.
Ian is a partner at Charcoalblue, a world-leading theatre, acoustic and digital consultancy. Following several years working in theatre, live music and recording studios he joined Charcoalblue in 2009 and has since contributed to many major capital projects including Google, BAFTA, Canterbury Christ Church University, Royal National Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, & The Perelman at the World Trade Center. He has a specific interest in how the digital connected world can interact with the built environment to form a cohesive and collective audience experience.