2018-9 Courses

Courses and Lectures – Galia Dor 

Tel Aviv University, course entitled:

“The philosophy of Emptiness in Architecture, Art and Aesthetics in China and Japan”.

“…Adapt the nothing therein to the purpose in hand, and you will have the use of the room*

Abstract: 

Absence or Emptiness (the intangible, in-betweeness, gap, space, etc) are philosophical and practical terms that are central to East Asian thought and cultures; Absence plays an essential role in the different “traditions” of Chinese philosophy (such as laozi), Indian, Chinese (Chan) and Japanese (Zen) Buddhism and is being manifested in the material-aesthetic world through architecture (from the spatial whole to various elements, such as gates) and Chinese and Japanese art ; we will get acquainted with the different Chinese and Japanese terms that represent absence and emptiness in each of the philosophies, architectonic and other aesthetic creations and investigate as well as compare its significance and philosophical role;   do we find one, identical meaning or different roles in each and every sphere?   We will try to understand whether the absent element has its own unique ontological status or whether it is significant only within the whole “thing and its opposite” (“this and this together “or “nor “this” either “this”);  * Laozi. 1963. D.C.  

Open University- Fall-Winter Semester- Wednesday mornings:

    A course on Modern China; 10 lectures; 09:30-11:00. Beit Ayala, Tel Aviv. 

Open University- Spring Semester- Wednesday mornings:

     A course on Modern Japan; 10 lectures; 09:30-11:00; Beit Ayala, Tel Aviv. 

 Tel Aviv Cinematheque – Monday mornings; 10:30-12:00; 10 :lectures

A course on South -and North Korea– from the traditions of the past to the tantalizing  reality of the South and the North.

Spring 2019- An Urban Seminar in Tokyo; exploring architecture, art, museums, design, food, unique, traditional-modern fashion venues and more.

More course, lectures and traveling seminars will be uploaded soon. 

 Write to Galia Dor to learn more:

dogalia@post.tau.ac.il

 

 

 

 

 

 

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