Charleston Library Society brings back Wide Angle Lunches Series. We offer you an hour of space in the center of your day – an hour to forget what’s going on at home, in the office, in your head, and re-focus. An energizing lunch, an expert’s insight into a new theme, a fresh perspective on a familiar topic. Emerge from the peaceful surrounds of the Charleston Library Society rested, recharged and perhaps also inspired.
Barry Svigals, “Re-Membering Community: Inspiring a Process of Creative Participation”
Artist, architect, writer and public speaker, Barry Svigals is the founder of Svigals+Partners, an architecture and art firm whose mission is to nurture and inspire prosperous, compassionate communities. He believes we are all creative and that capacity needs to find expression in how we live and work together. Awakening creativity, we can participate in bringing to life our communities and more fully contribute to the world we inhabit. It can remind us that our struggles, our joys and sorrows, are shared. They are what bind us as a community.
Trained as an architect at the Yale School of Architecture, Svigals also studied sculpture at the Ecole Nationale Superiere in Paris. Encompassing a wide range of clients, his firm’s architectural designs include projects for Yale University, Boston College and the University of Connecticut, as well as numerous public schools, including most recently, the new elementary school for Sandy Hook in Newtown, Connecticut.
Over the last 35 years, Svigals has taught and lectured at a number of academic institutions including the Yale School of Architecture, the Harvard School of Business, and Stanford University. His love of sculpture and figurative art led to its integration into the architecture of his firm, bringing back an historical tradition and providing a dimension which could give it deeper meaning. For this contribution to the practice of architecture, he was awarded the Fellowship to the American Institute of Architects.
For tickets, call 843-723-9912 or click here.
All lectures are $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. A season pass is $75 for members and $95 for nonmembers.
The delicious lunches will be provided by Ladles.
To purchase tickets, call 843-723-9912 or click on the links above