The Faculty of Theology will be hosting a research seminar entitled ‘Sacred Spaces: Some Reflections’
Speaker: Prof. Conrad Thake (Architect, Urban Planner and Architectural historian)
Venue: University of Malta, Theology Board Room (317)
Date: Tuesday 11 December
Time: from 16:00 to 17:00
Chair: Rev. Dr John Berry
'I do not know the miracle of faith but I often experience that of ineffable space which is the highest level of artistic emotion.'
This statement was made by Le Corbusier, a pioneer of modern architecture and architect of Ronchamp church and the Dominican priory at La Tourette, two of the most outstanding works of religious architecture of the twentieth century.
The lecture will consider several worldwide examples of sacred spaces and architecture from the 20th century to contemporary times with a view to seeking a better understanding as to what constitutes a spiritual space, the process of its making and its relevance in today’s secular and materialistic world.
Prof. Conrad Thake is an architect and architectural historian. He graduated with a Ph.D. degree in Architecture, from the University of California, at Berkeley, USA (1996). He has co-authored with the late Dr Quentin Hughes, the two volumes Malta – The Baroque Island, (2003) and Malta – War and Peace, an Architectural Chronicle 1800-2000, (2005). He has published in several prestigious international journals such as Abitare la Terra, L’Arca, Demetra, Palladio, and Spazio e Società. Thake is a Salzburg fellow and a Member of CICA - Comité International des Critiques d’Architecture / International Committee of Architectural Critics. He is currently an associate professor in the department of Art and History of Art at the University of Malta.
Tea & Coffee will be served prior to the Seminar.
RSVP Ms Gillian Cachia on +356 2340 2767 or send an email.
The general public is cordially invited to attend this public lecture.
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