Poetics of Cosmic Spaces

Poetics of Cosmic Spaces
a talk by Reza Tavakol

In this upcoming talk, part of Through the Looking Glass, Humanity’s Changing Vision of the Universe Reza Tavakol gives some examples of how cosmic space can provide an extremely fertile arena for poetic imagination.

Considerations of the poetics of terrestrial spaces are often informed by our lived experiences and memories. Given that cosmic space is mostly un-lived, at least by us, and hence devoid of direct lived experiences and memories, he asks in which sense can we speak of Poetics of Cosmic Space?

Reza Tavakol is a Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and Astronomy, and a member of the Philosophy and Poetry groups, at Queen Mary University of London. His active research/practice include Cosmology, Philosophy and Art. In science, he has authored more than 150 articles in international journals, and has been an invited speaker to numerous international conferences. His art related publications include a book of poems 'Memories of Light' (2001 with M Shultz), as well as number of essays and articles on photography and 'Aesthetics of the Cosmic Space'.

Sunday 20 October 1.00pm - 2.00pm 
Ugly Duck
47-49 Tanner Street 
London SE1 3PL

more information about Through the Looking Glass, Humanity’s Changing Vision of the Universe here