The Center for the Study of Art, Architecture, History &
Sponsored the following presentation:
Downtown Library 2009 - 2010 Noon Hour Lecture Series
"Imagining Buffalo Niagara in the 21st Century"
Presented by: Dennis Galucki
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Buffalo Niagara's future needs to be designed around creatively linking existing lifelong learning institutions.
The purpose of the Center for the Study of Art, Architecture, History and Nature (C-SAAHN) is to help connect schools, libraries, colleges, cultural institutions, medical and research centers and their supporters to foster lifelong learning for all. The Center is based on the belief that solutions to community problems relating to energy, transportation, health care, security, housing, food, education and general quality of life and well-being need to be creatively found. The process of doing so will, in turn, create a robust and sustainable economy - here and beyond.
Let us define our terms. Art means creativity while architecture includes design. History invites storytelling and determines context for the past, present and future of a community. Nature includes geography, ecology, even, human nature. Nature is what researchers and scientists, artists and architects, financial advisers and many other professionals study. As lifelong learners, many realize that they become lifelong students of art, architecture, history and/or nature. Many become docents and volunteers for cultural institutions and educational facilities seeing them as lifelong learning centers.
Linking lifelong learning institutions that focus on and support the arts, architecture, history and nature so they function as hubs and spokes for our community is a worthy goal. Creatively designing these linkages will build on the shoulders of the great artists, architects, historians and naturalists who preceded us. Our future as an international visitor and tourist destination will occur and our residents quality of life will improve as we create and implement this new lifelong learning linking design. Helping to focus on this goal is the purpose of the Center for the Study of Art, Architecture, History and Nature.