Clark Fellow Tamara Sears presents “Wilderness Urbanisms: Architecture, Landscape, and Travel in Southern Asia.”
In the early 1340s, the sultan of Delhi tasked the famed Moroccan traveler, Ibn Battuta, with the job of accompanying a group of Mongol emissaries on their return voyage to China. Their route to the western Indian seaports took them on a meandering journey, following the flow of rivers and fortified outposts that punctuated the otherwise vast tracts of dense and dangerous forest. Bringing together real world perambulations with visual and literary representations of this wilderness landscape, this lecture examines the close relationship between human mobility and architecture, and it reflects on the inherent mutability of both built and natural environments.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
5:30 pm-6:30 pm
Michael Conforti Pavilion