Sponsored by: AIA-Chicago Society
Dr. Nick Winters presents the AIA Chicago Society Annual Webster Lecture
Mechanically simple and mathematically sophisticated, the sundial was a triumph of ancient astronomy and technology. In this lecture and workshop, we will explore the diverse forms and functions of ancient sundials, as well as their social uses and political meanings. From rudimentary wall-dials to complex and highly precise instruments, and from the portable devices of soldiers to the great monuments of emperors, these artefacts illuminate much more than ancient methods of reckoning time: they are works of art, signs of power, and a record of one of humanity’s earliest searches for order in the universe. Each attendee will receive their own simple sundial making kit.
Admission is free of charge and open to all.
Lewis Center, Room 1003
25 E Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL 60604