Friday, September 07, 2007

Conferences at Yale on Liturgical Architecture - October 25 - 27, 2007

Yale is hosting an international conference on Sacred Space in October. There are actually two linked conferences, one by the Divinity School and one by the School of Architecture. Both require registration, but only the Divinity School has a charge ($40). The joint conference starts Thursday, October 25, 2007, at the Divinity School and then moves to the Architecture School to end on Saturday, October 27, 2007.

There should be a rather interesting debate between Richard Vosko and Duncan Stroik (two very diverse points of view on liturgy and the space required for it) during the Divinity School session. There is also a presentation by a German Jesuit, Friendhelm Mennekes, who runs a church for artists – he commissions various artists to create changing sacred space within which liturgy takes place.

The Architecture School will have a star-studded line up: Rafael Moneo speaking about the LA Cathedral, Steven Hall on the St. Ignatius Chapel at Seattle University, and Richard Meier on the Jubilee Church – as well as Vincent Scully (noted art/architecture historian), Moshe Safdie, Stanley Tigerman, Zaha Hadid, and more -

The links for the conferences and registrations are:

Hat tip to Fr. Gilbert Sunghera, SJ.