UHSoA Currents 2008: Structuring Emptiness
|11 Apr 2008||5:00 PM||7:00 PM||
UH School of Architecture Auditorium Rm. 205
2410 Campus Road
UHSoA Lecture Series - Currents 2008
Title: Structuring Emptiness.
Presenter: Hyun- Sik Minn, Professor, FKIA, Hon., AIA School of Visual Arts, Dept. of Architecture at the Korean National University of Arts.
All lectures are free and open to the public and take place in Architecture Auditorium 205. Lectures begin at 5pm but seating is limited so early arrival is recommended. Lectures are followed by a short Q & A session and an informal reception in the courtyard of the Architecture building.
Overview: Now is the time when we should question the 20th century's implicit agreement that 'life of architecture is permanent' or 'the essence of architecture exists in space'. Today, the essential value of our era of information technology and industry can be reduced to an ephemeral life or variance, and hence, any architectural value is not defined by a spatial aesthetics, but is simply a 'device' formed by a concept of organization to allow a variety of lives to exist therein. And since a city is not a simple set of individual buildings, we need to pay more attention to a relation organizing the buildings. As a consequence, our concern will shift from philosophy or aesthetics to archeology, anthropology, linguistics, mathematics, physics and biology. So, I wish that cities and buildings of our age would become a background or setting for delicately and continuously changing life rather than dominate our life. In the same context, the symbolic forms imposing a certain life style or way of thinking upon us should be expatriated and the sense of space should be neutral and thin enough to be filled with various possibilities rathers than determine invariable motion.
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AIA/CES: For this event 2.0 AIA/CES LUs is available and UHSoA is the registered povider.
Information: For more information, please visit the University of Hawaii at Manoa School of Architecture website or call them at (808) 956-4904.