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  Dr. Greg Galford "How Our Homes Control Our Behavior"  

The Virginia Tech Center for Humanities presents a series of talks by faculty research associates who will discuss their work. Please join us for our next talk: Dr. Greg Galford "How Our Homes Control Our Behavior" on Monday, January 11th at 2pm EST on the Center for Humanities YouTube LIVE channel.

Recent trends in working from home are redefining the way we engage our residential spaces. Demographic changes in the American family should be reflected in our housing types, but often are not. How we engage our homes - from surveillance to smart home technology - is challenging us to rethink our personal environments. As both an architect and a researcher, Dr. Galford examines the issue from both a design and a social science perspective. This talk addresses how our home environments affect behavior, especially when they reflect outside control.

Dr. Galford is most interested in the human connection to the built environment, engaging emotional behavior as a reaction. Findings from previous work in correctional housing looked at basic human concepts such as trust, routine, time, privacy, surveillance, control, and sustainability. The implications for future work connect these themes to issues of surveillance, control, and privacy as well as the topics of sustainability and international housing types.

Greg Galford is an Assistant Professor of Residential Environments and Design at Virginia Tech. His research investigations involve the environmental and behavioral connections that exist within our homes. He is particularly interested in housing models that lie outside traditional norms of study. he has published works on sustainability, historical re-use, surveillance, and control. His background in teaching covers a balance between design, theory, and construction within the built world.

This talk is free and open to the public and we invite anyone to attend. There will be a brief question and answer session following the presentation. If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact the Center for Humanities at 540.231.1981 or email
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Location: Online
Price: Free
Sponsor: Center for Humanities
Contact: Dominique Francesca
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