School of Architecture, CUHK

David Gersten: Architectonics of Curiosity

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About the Lecture:

Education is a transformative pursuit; individuals come together and engage in transformative interactions and experiences. As with many forms of structural invention, the consequences of thoughtful invention within the structures of education are ultimately unique spaces. The spaces of education are participants in the construction of knowledge. What we ‘know’ is constructed not only within us, or the exterior world, but in-fact between the world and our experience of it. This opens the possibility of education as a communicative exchange between individuals, their social environment, and the spaces they inhabit. Our spaces of education ultimately can afford us the possibility of inhabiting our questions and creating an architectonics of curiosity.

In this talk Professor Gersten will address these questions from a number of perspectives, specifically looking at the interdependence of education and the spaces of education.

About the Speaker:

David Gersten is an artist, architect, writer, and educator based in New York City. He is Distinguished Professor and Director of Interdisciplinary Learning at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, where he has taught since 1991 and has served as Associate Dean under Dean John Hejduk. Gersten is the founding Director and President of Arts Letters & Numbers, a non-profit arts and education organisation dedicated to expanding the experiences understood as education through creating new structures and spaces for creative exchange across disciplines. He works in collaboration with international organisations, educational and cultural institutions, and education policy groups including UNICEF, the United Nations Academic Impact division and recently presented a keynote address entitled “Unlocking the Creativity of Youth” at the UNICEF–EXPO and at the Chancellors Summit at CAFA in Beijing.

The lecture will be conducted in English. For non-CUHK participants, please register here

Click here for details of the Public Lecture Series 2021-22.

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