2023 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.
The Architecture of Asia: Sacred spaces and Cultural Landscapes
This spring, the Saturday University lecture series continues its exploration of ancient and contemporary Asian spaces. Visionary artists, architects, and scholars will lead us to rediscover sacred sites, ceremonial spaces, and cities reimagined after being ravaged by war.
Topics include the mystic Sufi pilgrimage site and the Makli Necropolis—a UNESCO heritage site—and the funerary for royalty and the gods; the tranquil world of legendary architect George Nakashima; spiritual spaces designed by the world-renowned “architect of light” Tadao Ando; an imagined city from the future; and acclaimed architect Louis Kahn’s work throughout Asia.
Time & Dates Saturdays, 10 – 11:30 am
February 11, March 11, April 15, May 13, June 10
Location Stimpson Auditorium, Seattle Asian Art Museum