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Lois Stark: The Telling Image

Tuesday, November 14, 6:30–8:00 P.M. | American General Conference Room, Mezzanine level, Audrey Jones Beck Building, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 5601 Main Street. Parking available in garage.

Documentary filmmaker Lois Stark notes that history is often told as a story of rulers and wars; she prefers to tell the story of human history through the lens of shape. 

Ms. Stark will illustrate the mental maps that shape how humans build shelters, bind social systems, and form sacred sites.  She avers that early humans understood the world as a web, building round thatched huts and stone circles. In contrast, industrial age humans saw the world as a ladder, ordered by hierarchy and measurement, from pyramids to skyscrapers. In today’s interconnected world, she contends, networks are our mental map, as seen in everything from architecture to biology to social media. By noticing past shapes, Ms. Stark asserts that we can anticipate what’s next. Nature does not change, only the map in the human mind.

Lois Farfel Stark is the author of the forthcoming book The Telling Image: Shapes of Changing Times. She has been a producer and writer for NBC News, filming in Africa, the Middle East, Cuba, Northern Ireland, Europe, and the USA. She has produced and written over forty documentaries on architecture, medical research, globalization, artists, and social issues.  She graduated from Sarah Lawrence College and has master’s degrees in communication and in education.

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