Exploring Spaces of Rest from an Anthropological Perspectiveat Crow Collection of Asian Art
This talk will offer audiences several cross-cultural vignettes on the spaces of rest. In doing so, we will address a number of intriguing questions. What is the meaning of rest? How is the concept of rest represented, understood and embodied differently by Westerners than by Easterners? Moreover, where does one rest in different cultural contexts, and how can we benefit from considering alternative models?
About Jamie Johnson
Jamie K. Johnson is an urban anthropologist fascinated by the places people call home. To this end, she approaches the study of human dwellings and settlements as material and practical, symbolic and meaningful, and thus subject to multiple perspectives and agendas. Her research in the Himalayan tourist town of Leh, Ladakh, focuses on interrelated processes which play out in the built environment: conservation of vernacular architecture, cultural construction of heritage, and civil society and culture change.
Jamie Johnson is a lecturer in the Department of Anthropology at the University of North Texas.