- Speaker: Maki Fumihiko (Architect)
- Moderators: Fujimura Ryuji (Architect), Kobayashi Masami (Professor, Meiji University)
- Date: Tuesday, December 13, 7:00 pm (reception 8:15-9:00 pm)
- Venue: Iwasaki Koyata Memorial Hall, International House of Japan
- Language: Japanese (without interpretation)
- Supported by: The Japan Institute of Architects, Architectural Institute of Japan
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- Admission fee: 1,000 yen (IHJ Members/Students: 500 yen)
This new program invites architects as speakers to see the contemporary world from various angles through architecture. “We have failed to make a Utopia through architecture. Because of this, we have rediscovered the importance of public open spaces in urban development” says Maki Fumihiko, who will be talking on the future of cities through open spaces in Japan and abroad as well as various projects he and others have worked.
Fumihiko Maki (Architect)
Born in Tokyo. Studied and taught at the University of Tokyo and the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University. Principal of Maki and Associates. Works include Hillside Terrace, Spiral, Tokyo Gymnasium and 4 WTC, New York. Recipient of Pritzker Prize 1993 and AIA Gold Medal 2011.
Fujimura Ryuji (Representative Director, ryuji fujimura architects)
An Associate Professor of Tokyo University of the Arts since 2016. Besides architectural design, education, and criticism, Mr. Fujimura has been working on projects involving the wider society such as city management with public participation, projects complicated by the aging and financial problems of public facilities. His major works include “House of House” and “BUILDING K.”
Kobayashi Masami (Professor/Vice President, Meiji University)
After receiving a Master’s in Architecture from the University of Tokyo, Dr. Kobayashi jointed Kenzo Tange Associates. Prior to his current position, he served as a Lecturer and Associate Professor at Meiji University and Visiting Professor at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University. His main publications include Public Space Design with Citizen Participation (X-Knowledge, 2015). He is a trustee of the International House of Japan.