Part of Japanese culture in its present form since the sixteenth century, the tea ceremony is graceful and contemplative. The cups, bowls, spoons, and pots are often chosen to reflect the aesthetics of the host, provide pleasing shapes to hold, or surprise guests with unexpected patterns when the tea is gone.
Ordinarily Krannert Center's glorious lobby is filled with people for the more than 300 performances held each year. This fall it will be home to classes for the Department of Dance, the Department of Theatre, and the School of Music while public events are suspended.
Reimagining a space requires a thorough understanding of how it had been used historically, natural elements at the site and how they change through the seasons, and what its inhabitants need to thrive.
Photo by Natalie Fiol.
Landscape architecture students gain practical experience by collaborating with community groups, residents, political leaders, and businesses on real-world projects.
Field trips like this one to Gold Medal Park in Minneapolis give landscape architecture students ideas for bringing large sculptures, greenscapes, and energy-efficient lighting in their plans to revitalize urban brown zones.
Krannert Art Museum hosts exhibitions from the course Documenting Inequality, which covers topics for undergraduates including cultural understanding, social inequality, and the roles that community-based art can play in making connections between what we glean from the news and lived experience.
Traditional Japanese cooking emphasizes simplicity and beautiful presentation.
Photo by Natalie Fiol