2021-2022 Online Speaker Series

On the Spiritual in Contemporary Architecture

This series explores how the material medium of architecture facilitates transcendent experiences. Each event features a virtual talk and visual presentation by a distinguished working architect, followed by a panel discussion moderated by Michael J. Crosbie.

Sponsored by the Architecture, Culture and Spirituality Forum, the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University, the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University, and COMIT.

Presentations in this series

Saturday, October 2 at 3pm EST

Joan Soranno: Lakewood Cemetery Mausoleum in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Panel discussion featuring
Karla Britton Thomas Fisher Frances Halsband Jay M. Price

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Saturday, November 6 at 3pm EST

Siamak Hariri: Baha'i House of Worship in Santiago, Chile

Panel discussion featuring
Hossein Amanat Roberto Chiotti Susan Jones Phillip Tabb

Saturday, February 5 at 3pm EST

Brigitte Shim: Congregation Bet Ha'am Synagogue in South Portland, Maine

Panel discussion featuring
Vanessa Avery Michael Benedikt David Leatherbarrow

Saturday, April 9 at 3pm EST

Nader Ardalan: Shams-i-Tabrizi Mausoleum in Khoy, Iran

Panel discussion featuring
Maryam Eskandari Tammy Gaber Bruce Lawrence Alberto Perez-Gomez

Series sponsors