An interdisciplinary symposium will take place this Fall (October 6-8, 2011) at the Catholic University of America School of Architecture and Planning. It is entitled “Transcending Architecture: Aesthetics and Ethics of the Numinous”. Attendance is free of charge but you must register to secure a seat.
In an age obsessed with speed, consumerism, technology, immediacy, and quantity, an architecture that transcends constitutes a radical and risky act of love and compassion born out of a spiritual and cultural awakening.
This symposium will consider the aesthetics and ethics that move us from the ordinary to the extraordinary, from the profane to the sacred. Far from avoiding the charged issues of subjectivity, society and intangibility, we will examine the phenomenological, symbolic, and designerly ways in which the holy gets fixed and transmitted through architecture.
A remarkable group of presenters will provide attendees with ample opportunities for intellectual, spiritual, and professional growth. Confirmed speakers include Juhani Pallasmaa Hon FAIA, Karsten Harries, Thomas Barrie AIA, Karla Britton, Michael Crosbie AIA, Lindsay Jones, Rebecca Krinke, Travis Price FAIA, Susan Reatig FAIA, Kevin Seasoltz, Maged Senbel, Duncan Stroik, Richard Vosko Hon AIA, Mark Wedig, and others
AIA CE credits will be available for parts or full program.
For more information, visit: http://www.sacred-space.net/symposium/