How Ancient Walls Begat Modern Barriers with David Frye
Oct. 9, 5–6:45 p.m.
How do walls—man-made and otherwise—define global-cultural limits? How do the physical/material characteristics of walls bear on/inform/reflect/etc. their religious, political, social, and economic meanings, and vice versa? How do walls mark cultural relations of infinity and finiteness, abundance and lack, presence and absence, etc.? What kinds of cultural dynamics are generated in/by walls? What kinds of cultural (self-)reflections might be delimited, inscribed, or circumscribed in/by walls?
This event is organized by the Mellon Intersections Group on Imagineering and the Technosphere.