This digital publication comprises a collection of essays that derive from a symposium of the same name held on 31 March 2014 at the Royal Academy of Arts, London. Conceived by Owen Hopkins and Jeremy Melvin, the symposium formed part of the events programme accompanying the exhibition ‘Sensing Spaces: Architecture Reimagined’ (25 January – 6 April 2014).

This collection is intended neither as a direct continuation of the ideas brought together in ‘Sensing Spaces’, nor as counterpoint or critique. Rather, it is conceived to complement the exhibition’s insights and to offer further consideration of the different registers of ideas – philosophical, psychological, social and economic – that shape our experience of architecture.