Senior Humanities Program 2010 -2011 Begins
Maxim Atayants, Russian architect and long time friend of TASIS, was on campus on October 19 as the first speaker for the 2010 - 2011 Senior Humanities Program. His topic was Beauty in Architecture, and he shared his love for traditional and classical architecture and explained how a project develops from an initial idea to an inhabited building.
As the whole world watches the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Atayants’ work will be experienced firsthand. His proposal for the design of the 2014 Olympic Village was accepted by Olympic organizers largely because the ‘modernist's’ submitted plans containing lots of striking, but heterogeneous ‘object’ buildings failed to mesh into a unified whole.
TASIS students got an inside look at how a classical architect and his ideas were chosen above other plans. Work on the village is going well, and a Fall 2013 date is predicted for completion.
The next SHP event is October Academic Travel. One group of seniors is traveling to Geneva and will examine the topic Global Responsibility. In November, child prodigy and internationally published author, Adora Svitak will be on campus to visit with students and present a lecture.