Saturday University Lecture Series
Delve into new themes every season with a different speaker each week. Challenging, thought-provoking, and sometimes surprising, this long-running and always popular lecture series incorporates audience discussion as experts from around the world join us to share their insights on Asia throughout time.
Expanded my world view tremendously.
Architecture of Asia: Sacred spaces and Cultural Landscapes
The upcoming series will take place monthly, September 10, 2022 through June 10, 2023. Through nine lectures we'll explore various forms of architecture, including sacred spaces, ecological landscapes, and other built typologies across Asia. With reference to diverse histories across South Asia, and East Asia, and the Middle East, each lecture will invite participants to consider how the built environment shapes cultural practice, alters environments, and provides refuge in people’s lives.
The series will explore three sub-themes within architecture in Asia: Architecture as emancipation and commemoration, Urban spaces, and Ecological Landscapes.
Image: Water temple (Shingonshu Honpukuji) by Tadao Ando, built in 1990-1991, Awaji, Hyōgo, Japan. image credit: GFG design & art via flicker