Wander campus in search of Slow Time Zones, installations that facilitate contemplation and play. Explore these installations and reflect on how your values align with how you pass your time.
The Displacement Garden
The Elephant Cage, adjacent to the Laband Art Gallery
This installation in the courtyard adjacent to Laband Art Gallery invites students, staff, and faculty to participate in the meditative practice of balancing stones and consider "displacement" in the contemporary context of the refugee crisis. The Displacement Garden installation displaces stones strewn on the ground into gabions (wire cages), opening empty space and creating a dynamic between volume and absence. As a 'displaced' echo of Japanese Zen rock gardens, it connects to the Common Book, which traces displaced objects, practices, and human lives moving between Japan and the Pacific Rim.
A labyrinth for mindful walking situated on the bluff, near the Tongva Memorial. Walkers will be cooled by ocean breezes and accompanied by hawks riding the updraft from the bluff.
"Being and Slow Time" [closed]
William H. Hannon Library, Third Floor Atrium and Stairwell
Inspired by Ruth Ozeki's A Tale for the Time Being, this exhibition signaled a shift toward an ecological vision of time, in which human and natural histories are inextricably entangled. Please note this exhibit has closed.
"So Short A Lease: Early Reflections on the Human Timeline” [closed]
Archives and Special Collections Gallery, William H. Hannon Library, Third Floor
This exhibition, curated by William H. Hannon Library's Department of Archives and Special Collections, examined mementos of time, life’s brevity, and the stark reality of Time and Death in the Middle Ages through the Renaissance. Please note this exhibit has closed.