Panel Discussion/Talk

The Japanese Garden: Living Classroom of Nature, Architecture & Culture

Tuesday, September 28, 2021
7 – 8:15PM

Live Webinar
Part of the Living Traditions Series

Tuesday, September 28 at 7‑8:15 pm EDT (4‑5:15 pm PDT)

The Japanese garden is not simply a place of beauty, serenity and contemplation grounded in a long tradition, but it is also a holistic art form functioning as a place of discovery and innovation that continues to evolve through cross-pollination with other cultural forms. This talk explores the historical journey of one of the world’s oldest land art forms and examines its evolving relevance to the world. Inviting experts of critical acclaim from various creative fields, this interactive webinar delves into how Japanese landscape design principles and aesthetics have impacted the ways in which modern society approaches art and architecture while helping mold the human relationship with nature. This is the first of the five-part Living Traditions webinar series.

Speakers:
Kendall Brown, Professor of Asian Art History, California State University, Long Beach
Dana Buntrock, Professor of Architecture, University of California, Berkeley
Dakin Hart, Senior Curator, The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum

Moderator:
Aki Nakanishi, Arlene Schnitzer Curator of Culture, Art, and Education, Portland Japanese Garden

Agenda
7-8:15 pm EDT (4-5:15 pm PDT)    Discussion and Q&A

Program Details: This is a free event, with advance registration required. The program will be live-streamed through YouTube, and registrants will receive the viewing link by email on the event day. Participants can submit questions through YouTube during the live stream.

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