Visible and Invisible Aspects of Architecture and Urbanism / Architecture and urbanism are both visual practices. They involve the construction of artefacts—buildings, infrastructure, etc.—that visibly transform the environment. The beauty of architecture affects our apprehension of the built environment and improves our quality of life. But architecture and urbanism possess a nonvisual or invisible dimension as well. The aim of this talk is to explore the relationship between these two aspects of architecture and urbanism. How do buildings as physical objects contribute to constructing our lives? How can designers, planners, and government agencies create the appropriate frameworks for the most productive articulation of the relationship between visible and invisible dimensions of our environments?