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At Home in Japan - Beyond the minimal house symposium

Date: Tuesday 19th April 2011 [16:28] | Posted By: Joe

In London on Saturday 14th May 2011 and looking for something educational to do? Well why not head over to the At Home in Japan - Beyond the minimal house symposium at the The Geffrye Museum. It's set to start at 10 am and run to 4:30pm. coffee, light lunch and an exhibition tour is included in the ticket price. This forms part of the At Home in Japan - Beyond the Minimal House special exhibition.

40 (30 concessions) in advance.
Bookings - 020 7739 9893 / bookings@geffrye-museum.org.uk.
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SYMPOSIUM AT THE GEFFRYE MUSEUM
Saturday 14 May 2011, 10.00am - 4.30pm

At Home in Japan - Beyond the minimal house

Inspired by the Geffrye's special exhibition, At Home in Japan - Beyond the minimal house, this day will explore the historical influence of Japanese art, design and culture on homes and gardens across the world, before examining the West's version of Japanese homes and the reality of home life in Japan today.

For details of speakers and topics please see http://www.geffrye-museum.org.uk/whatson/special/

Speakers and topics will include:
  • Why are we 'at home in Japan' at the Geffrye?
    Christine Lalumia, Deputy Director, Geffrye Museum

  • The Japanese home: a twentieth-century overview
    Dr Sarah Teasley, Course Tutor, History of Design, Critical and Historical Studies, Royal College of Art

  • Stuff and Storage: An Ethnography inside Contemporary Japanese homes
    Dr Inge Daniels, University Lecturer in Social Anthropology (Visual & Material Culture), University of Oxford and co-curator of At Home in Japan

  • Gardens in Japan: Refining Nature
    Dr Jill Raggett, Reader in Gardens and Designed Landscapes, Writtle College

  • The Rise and Fall of Japanese Home Cooking
    Dr Katarzyna J. Cwiertka, Professor of Modern Japan Studies, Leiden University
    (With generous support from Mitsubishi)

  • Exhibition tours with Susan Andrews, Senior Lecturer in Photography, London Metropolitan University and co-curator of At Home in Japan

Tickets: 40 (30 conc) in advance.
Includes coffee, light lunch and exhibition tour.
Bookings: 020 7739 9893 / bookings@geffrye-museum.org.uk.

Source: The Geffrye Museum

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