The Larsen Lecture is named after LongHouse founder, Jack Lenor Larsen (1927-2020). Your participation in this new event supports our programs, our grounds, our people, and the exciting and rewarding experiences of art in all forms we offer to everyone. We are honored to have KULAPAT YANTRASAST as the inaugural Larsen Lecturer.
The Board of Trustees of LongHouse Reserve Is Pleased To Announce
The Inaugural Larsen Lecture
by Kulapat Yantrasast
March 15, 2023 at Christie’s, NYC
6:00 pm: Reception, join us for pre-lecture cocktails and hors d’oeuvres
7:00 pm: Lecture by Kulapat Yantrasast
8:00 pm: Dinner at the private home of a LongHouse Trustee
Lecture, Reception, Dinner — $1,250 per ticket
Lecture, Reception — $250 per ticket
About Kulapat Yantrasast
Architect and designer Kulapat Yantrasast founded wHY in 2004, combining his experience in architecture and the art world with a deep commitment to cultural inclusivity and human flourishing.
His multidisciplinary practice is now engaged in projects that shift the away we engage with art and culture, including the Rockefeller Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Northwest Coast Hall at the American Museum of Natural History. Other leading cultural projects include a new contemporary art museum in Makati, Philippines. Kulapat is also involved in important community projects in California, including a mixed-use affordable housing compound in Watts, Los Angeles, and EPACENTER Arts, a youth arts and music center in East Palo Alto. Each of these projects follows his guiding ethic of human-centered design and creative collaboration.
Kulapat holds MA and Ph.D. degrees in architecture from the University of Tokyo and is a trustee of the Noguchi Museum in New York City and the Pulitzer Arts Foundation. He is a frequent public speaker at leading institutions and organizations, discussing architecture through the lens of ecology, cuisine, and human sociability.