Silk Road House:
A Cultural and Educational Center
Silk Road House is a non-profit organization created to promote and support an
impressive array of diverse ethnic cultural traditions. The main goals of the
Silk Road House are:
Silk Road House symbolizes the connections, communications and bonds between peoples and
cultures united by the Silk Road concept, and at the same time, a real network of the modern
day contacts between those peoples and cultures. The Silk Road House is a welcoming cultural
center where everyone who might be interested could find a wide range of accurate information
concerning the history, culture, and everyday life of Silk Road countries.
- to create a center for the collection of pertinent cultural and historical information
- to provide a place where creative activities can bring to life the traditions of the Silk Road here in United States
- to celebrate the Silk Road's tradition of hospitality
A word of appreciation...
Our special and deepest thanks go to those who have made an array of donations to Silk
Road House – by money, various things, books, time, skill or all these together...
Among these generous individuals are (in alphabetical order):
Karen Folger Jacobs
Robert E. Lee
Cariadne Margaret Mackenzie
Semion and Ludmila Mirkin
Aiman and Mairbek Mussipov
Elmira and Werdana Mussipov
Joan E. Norvelle
Chris and Steve Shaw
Zhuldyz and Lloyd Shimabukuro
Omerjan and Aygul Siddik
Santo K. van Ess
...as well as anonymous private donors, the SilkRoad Foundation and the Open Society Institute.
Our cordial thanks to all of you!
- Board of Directors of Silk Road House
The Silk Road House presents: Trading Our Way Across Asia – A Sunday Travelogue
“Designer’s Caravan: Trading Our Way Across Asia” is a session of storytelling and lessons learned from the 11,000 kilometer journey from Hong Kong to Rome taken by three designers – Will Meadows, Samuel Starr and Adam Kenvarg – in summer 2015.
Literally trading their way across the Silk Road, the caravan engaged some of the best craftsmen of the Silk Road countries in exchange and dialogue about the survival of traditional craft across Asia Come hear stories and see objects from the journey.
Will Meadows, the presenter, is a National Geographic Explorer and Masters in Design Candidate at Stanford University. He has traveled to dozens of cultures, from the Andes to Polynesia documenting and apprenticing with indigenous craftsmen. Designer’s Caravan was a project attempting to engage and discover the survival of traditional craft on the Silk Road.
April 24th, Saturday, 1-3pm
Hope to see you there at the Silk Road House in Berkeley, as always!