23 March 1996
10:00AM — Hancock 100

Permanence Symposium

In March 1996, the Department of Architecture at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University held a symposium on the subject of permanence. The symposium consisted of three primary speakers in addition to three commentators from the disciplines of art, architecture, and philosophy.

This was the first in a series of symposia which will occur biannually. Future symposia will focus on other aspects of time, such as memory, beginning, and recurrence, and will be expanded to include the disciplines of religion and science.

March 23-24, 1996

Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-1
Hancock Hall
Virginia Tech Campus
Blacksburg, Virginia


  • Karsten Harries
  • Juhani Pallasmaa
  • James Turrell
  • Valery Daniels
  • Patricia Locke
  • Mikko Heikkinen

Inquiries regarding the symposium should be addressed to:

Prof. Scott Poole
Dept. of Architecture
201 Cowgill Hall (0205)
Blacksburg, VA 24061

tel. (540) 231 5383
fax. (540) 231 9938

e-mail: Prof. Scott Poole or Prof. Sal Choudhury