Saito delivers a talk at The University of Tokyo

Yuriko Saito (Professor, History, Philosophy + the Social Sciences)  was recently invited to speak at a symposium on The Aesthetics of Perfection and Imperfection held at The University of Tokyo.

Saito’s presentation was entitled, The Role of Imperfection in Everyday Aesthetics, it¬†explored the aesthetic, moral, social, political, and environmental value of developing a positive aesthetic appreciation of things in our everyday life that are regarded as falling short of perfection. She also argued for the importance of retaining a negative aesthetic judgment on imperfection in our everyday life if it is a manifestation of social ills and injustice.