February 21, 2019 – March 30, 2019

Sounding Sacred

In contemporary architectural practice, absent of any overarching religious dogmas, what constitutes ‘sacred’ space? Given the diverse images of sparsity, intimacy, introspection, and communal ritual that the term ‘sacred’ conjures, can architects effectively design spaces of universal reverence? Is the notion of sacred architecture intuitive? Is it learned? Must it be considered from an aural, as well as visual perspective? By analyzing the acoustical characteristics of religious vernacular typologies, we hope to better understand ways in which aural practices shaped their design and can inform architects envisioning future spaces of reverence.

Please join us for the following events:

March 26th, 2019 - 1:00pm
YSoA North Gallery

Damian Doria, Yale School of Drama Lecturer on Acoustics

New Haven Sacred Spaces Performance Tour
March 30th, 2019

12:00pm - Yale Architecture Gallery, 180 York St
12:30pm - Trinity on the Green, 230 Temple St
1:15pm - St. Thomas More, 268 Park St
2:00pm - Christ Church, 84 Broadway
*Tour concludes with a reception in the North Gallery