We invite you to join us for a psychogeographic stroll through the streets of Toronto, led by an environmental psychologist. The walk will begin at the Urbanspace Gallery and will take us through nearby streets on a walk that will take about an hour. During the walk, you’ll be invited to wear some unobtrusive and non-invasive devices that will measure the effect of the city milieu on your brain and body. At the conclusion of the walk, we’ll spend some time at the Gallery discussing our findings with you, as well as the general purpose of the experiments that we are conducting.
This study has been reviewed by and received ethics clearance through a University of Waterloo Research Ethics Committee. However the final decision about participation is yours. If you choose to join us, we recommend that you wear comfortable walking shoes and a hat and that you bring some water with you. The walks are free but spaces are limited, so if you sign up for a walk and then later find that you can’t make it, we’d appreciate it if you could let us know by sending an email to email@example.com
Colin Ellard, who works at the intersection of neuroscience and architectural and environmental design, is the author of Places of the Heart: The Psychogeography of Everyday Life and You Are Here: Why We Can Find Our Way to the Moon. He has published scientific work in international journals in North America, Europe, and Asia for the past twenty-five years and has also contributed to the public discussion of environmental psychology through his work with museums and the media. A cognitive neuroscientist at the University of Waterloo and director of its Urban Realities Laboratory, Ellard lives in Kitchener, Ontario.
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