Honors College held the sixth Fulbright lecture
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On the afternoon of December 13th, Honors College held the sixth 2016 Fulbright program short-term expert lecture in 315 auditorium of Xuehai Building. Professor Jonathan Ochshorn delivered the lecture on the theme of “Architectural Culture and Technology in Modern Society”.
First of all, Professor Jonathan Ochshorn introduced the relations between arts and architecture briefly. Since arts and architecture can intermingle and have their separate identities at the same time, he suggested that we should view the relations between arts and architecture critically. After that, Professor played a short video about arts prisoner to enhance collegians’ understandings. He pointed out that architecture is not arts in common sense due to its practicality. In fact, architectures are endowed with more complicated significances. Sometimes, the practicality of architectures would be neglected owing to competitions, which deviates from the original design.
After playing another video, Professor explained the huge effects that the development of modern society had on architectures. No matter the expansion of gap between the poor and the rich after economic development, or the rapid development of technology, they all resulted in huge impacts on modern architecture.
Professor also expounded some basic information about ecological architecture to students, which embodies the amity of modern technology to human habitation. Ecological architecture promotes the achievement of human settlements via changing the mode of air circulation and improving house structures.
In the Q&A section, collegians raised their questions actively and had a heated discussion with the professor on arts and architecture.
The successful hosting of this lecture helped collegians enrich their knowledge and broaden their horizons. Students said they would like to have further communications with Professor and be more involved in Fulbright lectures. Furthermore, they would like to explore the world and pursue truth during communications.(Translated by Ji Juanyu)
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