At our recent Design and Management of Learning Environments conference, Ian Stickland of Charcoalblue spoke about his work designing and installing auditoriums, not just in learning environments and theatres, but also in workplaces.
Whilst he covered the effects of the digital age in both the design and use of lecture theatres and presentation spaces, even more interestingly he dwelt too on the why and how of designing spaces that enhance the relationship between the presenter and their audience. So once again the importance of engagement was highlighted as a driving and necessary force in the design of a productive space.
The session also drew on the rich history of theatre, teaching and storytelling spaces to explain the fundamentals of auditorium design.
We don’t usually release our conference videos except to our delegates, but just on this occasion we really wanted to share this with you!
Filmed and edited by our friends at McLeod Audio Visual.