Cultural geographer Yi-Fu Tuan will give a speech titled "Sense of Place: Its Relationship to Self and Time" at Westminster College Tuesday.
The event is free to the public and will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the school's Jewett Center for the Performing Arts.
Tuan's writings include such topics as the cultural role of pets and the moral implications of urban design.
Tuan's interest lies in the way human beings respond to their physical environment. His research has focused on how humans form personal and cultural realities and how those processes reflect our collective and personal ideas of what a good life is.