Subhankar Banerjee, Terry Tempest Williams, & David Allen Sibley: Wilderness & Imagination

Subhankar Banerjee, Terry Tempest Williams, & David Allen Sibley: Wilderness & Imagination

Past Event: Tuesday, December 6, 2005

At Benaroya Hall — S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium

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Sponsored by North Cascades Institute. Sponsored by the Consulate General of Canada and the Lannan Foundation with assistance from Mountaineers Books.

Please join us for a special evening featuring internationally acclaimed Arctic photographer Subhankar Banerjee; noted ornithologist, bird illustrator, and author David Allen Sibley; and poet and environmental activist Terry Tempest Williams.

“Wilderness and Imagination” focuses on the vital relationship of natural resources and culture. The three speakers offer richly nuanced views of nature. Terry Tempest Williams’s book Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place (1991) is cited as a classic of American nature writing. Preservationists consider The Sibley Guide to Birds (2000) a monumental achievement. Subhankar Banerjee took the breathtaking photos featured in the landmark photographic exhibit, “Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Seasons of Life and Land.” The speakers will reflect on philosophical, literary, and visual presentations of nature. They will comment on ways in which the natural world has historically been perceived and consumed in our society, as well as the resulting impact on environmental policies.

Event Details

Benaroya Hall — S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium

200 University Street
Seattle, WA 98101

View directions.

Transportation & Parking

This event will be held in the S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium, the largest event space at Benaroya Hall. 

Benaroya Hall is located at 200 University Street, directly across Second Avenue from the Seattle Art Museum. The public entrance to Benaroya Hall is along Third Avenue.

  • From Southbound I-5
    Take the Union Street exit (#165B). Continue onto Union Street and proceed approximately five blocks to Second Avenue. Turn left onto Second Avenue. The Benaroya Hall parking garage will be on your immediate left. The garage entrance is on Second Avenue, just south of Union Street.
  • From Northbound I-5
    Exit left onto Seneca Street (exit #165). Proceed two blocks and turn right onto Fourth Avenue. Continue two blocks. Turn left onto Union Street. Continue two blocks. Turn left onto Second Avenue. The Benaroya Hall parking garage will be on your immediate left. The garage entrance is on Second Avenue, just south of Union Street.
  • From Northbound Highway 99 (Aurora Avenue)
    Take the Seneca Street exit and move into the left lane. Turn left onto First Avenue and proceed one block. Take the next right (at the Hammering Man sculpture) onto University Street. Continue up the hill two blocks to Third Avenue. Turn left onto Third Avenue. Continue to the next block and turn left onto Union Street. Make the next left onto Second Avenue. The Benaroya Hall parking garage will be on your immediate left. The garage entrance is on Second Avenue, just south of Union Street.
  • From Southbound Highway 99 (Aurora Avenue)
    Take the Denny Way/Downtown exit. Keep right and cross over Denny Way onto Wall Street. Proceed approximately five blocks and turn left onto Second Avenue. Continue south on Second Avenue approximately eight blocks. The Benaroya Hall parking garage will be on your left. The garage entrance is on Second Avenue, just south of Union Street.

By Bus
Benaroya Hall is served by numerous bus routes. Digital reader boards along Third Avenue display real-time bus arrival information. For details and trip planning tools, call Metro Rider Information at 206.553.3000 (voice) or 206.684.1739 (TDD), or visit Metro online. The Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel, served by bus and light rail, has a stop just below the Hall (University Street Station).

Parking
The 430-car underground garage at Benaroya Hall provides direct access from the enclosed parking area into the Hall via elevators leading to The Boeing Company Gallery. Enter the garage on Second Avenue, just south of Union Street. Maximum vehicle height is 6’8″. Blink charging stations are available for electric vehicles. The event rate is $16.

Parking is also available at:

  • The Cobb Building (enter on University Street between Third and Fourth avenues).
  • The Russell Investments Center (enter on Union Street between First and Second avenues).
  • There are many other garages within a one-block radius of Benaroya Hall, along with numerous on-street parking options.

Accessibility

All of our venues have accessible seating and listening devices available. Please contact us at sal@lectures.org or 206.621.2230 x10 for more details and to let us know you’re coming so we can better accommodate your needs.