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Presence Symposium

September 15+16, 1998
Hancock Hall + Donaldson Brown Auditorium

The subject of the symposium is the idea of presence. This quality, involving a heightened consciousness of our being in time and space, will be considered from the perspectives of architecture, art, and science.

irwin_bw_4a.jpg photo: Erin Carraher

The symposium will be held Tuesday, 15 September, 9:30 am - 3:15 pm and Wednesday, 16 September, 9 - 11 am.

Tuesday, 15 September: Hancock Hall

  • 9:30 am Introduction: Scott Poole, Architect Blacksburg, Virginia
  • 9:45 am Adam Caruso, Architect London, England
  • 10:30 am James Carpenter, Designer New York, New York
  • 11:15 am Lunch
  • 12:15 pm Nancy Holt, Artist Gallisteo, New Mexico
  • 1:15 pm Robert Irwin, Artist San Diego, California
  • 2:15 pm Dr. Karl Pribram, Scientist Radford, Virginia

Wednesday, 16 September: Donaldson Brown Auditorium

  • 9:00-11:00 am Discussion

James Carpenter
Adam Caruso
Nancy Holt
Robert Irwin
Karl Pribram

Moderator: Frank Weiner, Architect