4th International Conference of Empathic Architecture (ICEA)

26 Feb 2021

The 4th International Conference of Empathic Architecture (ICEA)

The 54th Architecture Department Dies Natalis




Architects have an important role to play in the creation of inclusive, safe, and resilient built environments. Yet as a profession we continue to design buildings and spaces which exclude, often the most vulnerable in our society, including older people and people with disabilities. Inclusive design is fundamental to architectural quality. Universal access is a basic human right.

This 4th ICEA’s objective is to achieve the mission of the Department of Architecture to develop a built environment, sensitive and empathic towards human needs and a more equitable society through the global development, maintenance, and improvement of accessible and inclusive built environments. It works with students, architects, and the community at large. To encourage and promote equal access to the built environment, to remove barriers that create segregation, and to achieve sustainable buildings and places that are friendly, accessible, and understandable for everyone.


Dr. Ar. Joseph Kwan MH

"Universal Accessibility For All – Architecture Beyond Form"

Founding Director of Universal Design and Accessibility Consultants

Hongkong - Keynote Speakers


Gunawan Tanuwijaya, Ph.D(cand.)

"Experiencing Disability As Starting Point Of Becoming Empathetic Architect"

Queensland University of Technology

Australia - Invited Speaker


Suzanne de Laval, Ph.D

"Architecture And Children, How Can Children Participate In The Design Process And In Evaluation Of School Environments"

Co-Director of the UIA Architecture and Children Work Programme

Sweden - Invited Speaker


Mia Tedjosaputro, Ph.D

"Re-evaluating User-Centred Design in Architecture"

University of Nottingham Ningbo and Aksen PM

China - Invited Speakers


Rully Damayanti, Ph.D

Petra Christian University

Indonesia - Moderator


Friday, 26 February 2021

13.00 GMT+7

by Zoom Meeting

Free/IDR 25k for Certificate


For Registation check on petra.id/ICEA2021

or visit our web-page on icea.petra.ac.id


Department of Architecture

Faculty of Civil Engineering and Planning

Petra Christian University

Siwalankerto 121-131 Surabaya - 60236

East Java, Indonesia


Email: icea@petra.ac.id

CP : Sylviana Putri / +62 878-5400-6801

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