Date(s) - Mar. 07, 2020
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sacred Light, March 7 and March 14 at 3pm – a presentation by Dr Michael Lucas
Sacred Light: Gothic Light on Saturday March 7 at 3:00pm will examine the origins of the Gothic by Abbot Suger in Paris, inspired by writing attributed to St. Denis, and its lightning-like expansion across northern Europe and especially the English Gothic. Michael’s own images will include Durham, Salisbury, Ely, Winchester, and York Cathedrals, Cambridge and Oxford.
Sacred Light: Nordic Light on Saturday March 14 at 3:00pm will examine examples of contemporary/post-WW II spiritual architecture from urban and rural Denmark and Finland, rethinking wood, stone, space and light, including works of the great Finnish architect, Alar Aalto.
Michael Lucas is Professor Emeritus in Architecture at Cal Poly, and former Associate Dean for the College of Architecture and Environmental Design. He has been coordinator for the undergraduate thesis year, originated the current Beginning Design curriculum, as well as originator of several general education courses in the humanities focused on architectural topics available to students across the university. His research is primarily in architectural theory and environmental philosophy, centering on the changing relationships between architectural phenomena [such as light], and culture.
Hollister Institute at St. Benedict’s Episcopal Church, 2220 Snowy Egret Lane, Los Osos, CA 93402