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Saturday University: Protest, Rights & Sacred Waters in Bali

Sat Oct 28 2017

Asian Art Museum

Off-Site

10 AM – 11:30 AM

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Dip into a variety of waterscapes, past and present, as our speakers explore a complex of meanings, cultural traditions, and contemporary environmental issues. How did water imagery in early China form a basis for philosophy? From Chinese landscape painting to climate change in low-lying Bangladesh, join us for a cruise through ideas about water.

October & December: Seattle University, Pigott Auditorium (PIGT)
November: Seattle Art Museum, Plestcheeff Auditorium (SAM)

Creating Land in Paradise: Protest, Rights, and Sacred Waters on Bali's South Coast
Jennifer Gaynor, Research Fellow, Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy, University at Buffalo, State University of New York School of Law
PIGT

People from around the world flock to Bali for its unique culture, arts, and natural beauty. Bali's economy relies heavily on tourism. But the island isn't really that big. Developers have recently found a way to change that, and seek to make more land with a land-reclamation project in Bali's south. Critics in the anti-reklamasi protest movement draw from Balinese tradition in using a unique argument of a ‘religion of holy waters’ (agama tirta) to protect the sea.

About the Presenter

Jennifer Gaynor is Assistant Professor of History at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. She is a scholar of maritime worlds, the social and cultural history of modern Indonesia and maritime Southeast Asia, and the intersections of history and anthropology. Her forthcoming book Intertidal History draws on Southeast Asian and early modern European sources to show the vital roles that maritime people played in histories that unfolded along and between the region’s littoral zones.

Saturday University is held in partnership with the University of Washington Jackson School of International Studies, Seattle University, and Elliott Bay Book Company.

OTHER LECTURES IN THIS SERIES

Oct 7

The Way of Water in Early Chinese Thought
PIGT

Oct 7

The Way of Water in Early Chinese Thought
PIGT

OCT 14

The Way of Water: Reading Landscape and Gender in Southern Song China
PIGT

OCT 21

Architecture, Stepwells, and Cosmic Water in Western India
PIGT

OCT 28

Creating Land in Paradise: Protest, Rights, and Sacred Waters on Bali's South Coast
PIGT

NOV 4

Following Rivers Rich in Honey: Narratives of Travel, Environmental Design, and the Indian Landscape
SAM

NOV 11

History Flows from the Mekong Mud
SAM

NOV 18

The Pirate Archipelago: Images of Maritime Power in Late Medieval Japan
SAM

DEC 2

River Life and Climate Change in Bangladesh
PIGT

DEC 9

Hokusai’s Waterscapes
PIGT

Full series tickets: $80; SAM members $40
Individual lecture tickets are now available online in advance. They are still at the door the day of the lecture: $10, SAM members $5; free at the door for students with ID
Please arrive to your seat 10 minutes before the program starts, or your seat may be released.

QUESTIONS? CONTACT US

206.442.8480 gardnercenter@seattleartmuseum.org

Photo: Mongabay Indonesia Photo WD