A city is a physical manifestation of the society that creates it and lives in it. It is a colourful living organism, full of energy, interconnections and human activity. It is the soil in which ideas, inventions, and also pathologies grow.

How does it happen that sometimes we experience a city as reviving, stimulating and attractive, and at other times – as difficult to interpret, unfriendly and tiring? Today, cities are full of symbols, colours, shapes and sounds. However, due to supersaturation, they are becoming unbearable. While searching for optimal urban planning solutions, much attention is paid to reviving and ordering the cityscape. Where does the boundary between “sensorily underinvested” and “supersaturated” areas lie?

The lecture will focus on reflections concerning human perceptions, especially of architectural spaces – how can this perception be reflected? What are the connections between spatial properties and users’ impressions? How and where should we look for clues as to necessary actions for improving the quality of space?