Welcome to Your World: A Conversation

May 9, 2017
6:00 p.m.

Sarah Williams Goldhagen
Nader Tehrani

Rizzoli Bookstore, HarperCollins, and The Architectural League of New York invite you to a conversation about Welcome to Your World: How the Built Environment Shapes Our Lives between author Sarah Williams Goldhagen and architect and educator Nader Tehrani. A book signing and reception will follow.

According to Sarah Williams Goldhagen, by 2050 America’s population is projected to increase by nearly seventy million people. This will necessitate a vast amount of new construction—almost all in urban areas—that will dramatically transform our existing landscapes, infrastructure, and urban areas. In Welcome to Your World, Goldhagen utilizes recent research in cognitive neuroscience and psychology to examine how the built environment profoundly shapes our feelings, memories, and well-being, and argues that moving forward we must harness this knowledge to construct a world better suited to human experience.

Sarah Williams Goldhagen is an architectural critic and historian.

Nader Tehrani is principal of NADAAA and dean of the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at the Cooper Union.