Prof. Ken Tadashi Oshima
University of Washington, Department of Architecture
Nihon no toshi kūkan: Approaches to the City Invisible
This talk examines the conceptualization of Japanese urban space at the crossroads of the 1960s World Design Conference, with trajectories leading to both metabolic mega-structures and the preservation of indigenous villages.
Professor Oshima teaches in the areas of trans-national architectural history, theory, representation, and design. His publications include Architecturalized Asia (University of Hawa’ii Press/Hong Kong University Press, 2013), GLOBAL ENDS: towards the beginning (Toto, 2012), International Architecture in Interwar Japan: Constructing Kokusai Kenchiku (University of Washington Press, 2009) and Arata Isozaki (Phaidon, 2009). Currently 1st Vice President of the Society of Architectural Historians, he curated “Tectonic Visions Between Land and Sea: Works of Kiyonori Kikutake” (Harvard GSD, 2012), “SANAA: Beyond Borders” (Henry Art Gallery 2007-8), and co-curator of “Crafting a Modern World: The Architecture and Design of Antonin and Noémi Raymond” (University of Pennsylvania, UC Santa Barbara, Kamakura Museum of Modern Art, 2006-7).
Friday, Oct 10th, 4:00-6:00pm, CWAC 156
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