Organised by the Department of Visual Studies, Lingnan University, a conference on “What Environment Do We Want? Environmental Aesthetics and Its Implications” was held on 18-20 November 2011.
Scholars of earth sciences, art history, philosophy and architecture offered historical, aesthetic, global and regional perspectives on central environmental issues. Local and international artists also responded through the creation of artworks, which were displayed at an exhibition entitled “placemarks” held at the Fong Sum Wood Library of Lingnan University on 11-28 November.
Mr Bernard Chan, Chairman of the Lingnan University Council, Advisory Committee on Revitalisation of Historic Buildings and Council for Sustainable Development, and Ms Cynthia Lee, founder of the Dragon Garden Charitable Trust, also shared their insights on urban aesthetics and heritage conservation respectively.
In conjunction with the conference, a documentary Biophillic Design: The Architecture of Life produced by Prof Stephen R Kellert of Yale University was screened on 18 November.