Comparative Everyday Aesthetics: East-West Studies in Contemporary Living
(One-day Online Symposium on April 12 HKT/ April 11 UST, 2022)
Organizer: Prof Eva K W Man, Academy of Film, Hong Kong Baptist University
The most fundamental doubt about everyday aesthetics is its reality. The overarching doubt breaks down into issues about the possible triviality of everyday aesthetic experience, the coherence of the idea of the aesthetic, and about aesthetic value. What is an aesthetic experience of the everyday? Does an explanation cohere with aesthetic experiences of artworks? What value is attached to aesthetic experiences of the everyday? This symposium invites 12 leading international scholars to present analysis and case studies from different cultural settings in the East and the West. They explore aesthetic interests and experiences in our daily lives at home, in workplaces, in using everyday things, in our built and natural environments, and in our relationships and communities. Their presentations are briefs of the entries to the anthology, Comparative Everyday Aesthetics: East-West Studies in Contemporary Living edited by Eva Kit Wah Man and Jeffrey Petts, to be published by Amsterdam University Press in the summer of 2022.
Please refer to the symposium website for presentations schedule and abstracts, Speaker’s Bios and Photos.
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