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Juhani Pallasmaa, image by Knut Thyborg


Last Saturday, I attended EMPATHETIC IMAGINATION – embodied simulation in architecture – a lecture by Juhani Pallasmaa. Such an honour it was but also a thought-provocative transmission too. Pallasmaa, an architect/designer and eminent architectural philosopher, was in fine form with content that dealt with inclusive possibilities through creating sensitively alluring constructions, valuing tradition and imagining desired experiential realities for the architecture of the future.


Pallasmaa is the 2016 Droga Architect in Residence; this lecture was the fourth of a 6-part series he is presenting throughout Australia. The entire series will be published as Touching The World Through Architecture. Meanwhile, still time to catch the final lecture on April 16: COMPLEXITY OF SIMPLICITY – the inner structure of artistic imagery.

[For an earlier version of Pallasmaa's insights on Complexity of Simplicity that took place in 2013, New York: ]