In a Time of Stress, Neuroaesthetic Spaces and Places Create a Path to Healing and Hope As workers report back to the office, children again fill classrooms, and all of us sort through the pandemic-induced trauma and stress of the past two years, it’s helpful to […] Read More Redesigning the Office to Support Brain Health With the pandemic stretching into a third year, employers are scrambling to reconfigure how and where work gets done, with more businesses returning to in-person following years of Zoom meetings […] Read More Occupying Space is the Protest By IAM Lab Contributor Hannah L. Drake Editor’s Note: Hannah L. Drake is a writer, spoken word artist-activist and cultural strategist at Ideas xLab in Louisville, Kentucky. Her work focuses […] Read More Building More Equitable Communities with Creative Placemaking For better or worse, the spaces we inhabit shape the contours of our lives. But for many racial minorities, these spaces literally embody the systemic inequity and racism they face. […] Read More Reimagining Place: Identity, Healing and Justice with Dr. Maria Rosario Jackson Dr. Maria Rosario Jackson, a community planning expert and institute professor at the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts and the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions […] Read More Why a Dose of Nature Is Essential to Your Mental Health When was the last time you went out and soaked up some nature? Even in pre-pandemic times, most American adults spent 93% of their time indoors. Now, with social distancing […] Read More Feeling Frazzled Working from Home? These Design Tweaks Can Help Your Brain Remember when working from home was a big perk? In search of a more balanced life, the number of people working from home has been steadily rising for decades. Some […] Read More How Time in Nature Boosts Learning in the Classroom Even a little nature could go a long way to help students. Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on August 22, 2019. As summer fades, you can almost hear the collective sigh of children marching back into the confines of the […] Read More How the Great Outdoors Improves Mental Health Mother nature knows best. Our society’s rapid pace of life and addiction to digital technology have created a stress epidemic in the 21st century. But there may be another major contributing factor: chronic nature […] Read More Mind the Gap: Improving Urban Mobility through Science and Design How do people move through cities? Is technology helping or hindering their movement? The answer may depend on whom you ask. IAM Lab Executive Director Susan Magsamen joined a dynamic […] Read More More → Join the neuroaesthetics conversation. Subscribe here.