Panel Discussion: Ghost Sanctuary

December 12, 2019
5:30 pm
Museum lobby

Jonathan Stitelman, visiting assistant professor of architecture and urban design, Sam Fox School, and students in this semester’s graduate architecture studio course “Ghost Sanctuary” discuss the notion of sanctuary in relation to their own work and to Ai Weiwei: Bare Life.

Inspired by both the exhibition and philosopher Giorgio Agamben’s Homo Sacer, the course focuses on places of comfort to which we can no longer return, with students considering their own individual experiences and exploring ideas through both digital and analog representation.

Free and open to the public.

Image credit

Ai Weiwei (Chinese, b. 1957), Souvenir from Shanghai, 2012. Concrete and brick rubble from Ai Weiwei's destroyed Shanghai studio set in a wooden frame, 102 3/8 x 149 5/8 x 66 15/16" (260 x 380 x 170 cm). Courtesy of Ai Weiwei Studio.