(Visualising Paradise is a series of discussions on the perception of the tropical landscapes held in three different venues; a university’s department of cross-cultural and religious studies, an urban/architecture think-tank, and an art institution.)
Speculating what Paradise looks like is one of the longest continuous discussion of an imagined landscape. Where is it located? How does this promised eternal space looks like? This long conversations about the physicality of Paradise is an attraction for the speaker; as a way to reflect how we imagine nature and how this spiritual (sometimes voyeuristic or super-terrestrial) visualisations is define by the real world, our own culture, new scientific discoveries, or as ways to search for lost tradition. With this, let us go for a “walk” – sometimes factual and sometimes with our own imaginations – looking at various paradises through visual art.
Moderated by Dan Koh.