A/D/O Design Seminar: On Religion and Spiritual Fictions.

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157 days ago




What is the sublime? What is beyond the possibility of calculation, measurement and imitation? How does our vision and belief of what we can’t see become actualized through Maslow’s law? This month at A/D/O, for our final seminar of the year, we’re unraveling the sublime with experts in design, technology, architecture and social research. We open with a presentation by Zach Lieberman on the role poetics plays in design. Are poetics the new form of the sublime? Is it our new religion? Zach is an experiential designer and a pioneer in information design and creative coding. He co-founded School for Poetic Computation and co-created openFrameworks. Zach will join panelists Zahid Ajam, Architect and designer at WORKac and Suzanne Schneider, Deputy Director at The Brooklyn Institute for Social Research. Zahid will discuss architecture in the context of religion focusing on the origins of the first religious structures. He worked on “Praygrounds” an exhibition at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, focused on The Amir Shakib Arslan Mosque. Suzanne is an interdisciplinary scholar and author interested in the origins of religion and why society needs it. She’ll be discussing the sociological nature of our need for religious institutions. Together we’ll delve into religious practices in sacred spaces, the economies of religion and storytelling. Led and curated by Dr. Nelly Ben Hayoun and Nelly Ben Hayoun Studios. Doors open at 6:30pm. Refreshments and interactive workshop provided. Learn more about Homo Sapiens, I Hear You by visiting a-d-o.com.

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tags: mindfulness, tech, design, future