Saito gives a talk on everyday aesthetics at Yale Union, Portland

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Yuriko Saito (Professor, History, Philosophy, + the Social Sciences) was invited to speak at the End of Summer Program hosted at Yale Union, Portland, OR. This program invites 7 young artists from Japan to be artists-in-residence at Yale Union for one month in August.

Saito discussed the serious consequences, whether environmental, social, or political, of seemingly trivial everyday aesthetic tastes, preferences, and judgments by drawing examples from both Japan and the United States.

The audience at the talk included the Japanese artists-in-residence, area artists, and staff from the Portland Japanese garden, as well as general public.