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Architecture as Environment: A Conversation with Kengo Kuma and Toshiko Mori Online

December 15, 2021 7:00 pm

Live Webinar

Part of the Living Traditions Series

Wednesday, December 15, 7-8:15 pm EST (4-5:15 pm PST) | Calculate your local time

Explore the contemporary relationships between the built and natural environments with Kengo Kuma, one of the most astute architects of our time, and critically acclaimed scholar and practitioner Toshiko Mori. The Japanese architectural scene is known globally as one of the most robust, dynamic and expressive platforms in the world for practitioners and enthusiasts alike, offering vast diversity and ingenuity grounded in centuries-old craftsmanship and a unique symbiosis with nature. This webinar addresses seismic shifts in our sense of community and relationship to nature as the Japanese architectural landscape transforms to embrace the synergy created through a trans-disciplinary approach to environment. The fourth event in our five-part Living Traditions webinar series.

Speakers

Kengo Kuma, Architect; University Professor and Professor Emeritus, the University of Tokyo
Toshiko Mori, Robert P. Hubbard Professor in the Practice of Architecture, Harvard University GSD

Interviewer

Botond Bognar, Edgar A. Tafel Endowed Chair in Architecture, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Moderator

Ken Tadashi Oshima, Professor of Architecture, the University of Washington

Agenda

7-8:15 pm EST (4-5:15 pm PST)    Discussion and Q&A

Program Details

This is a free event, with advance registration required. The program will be live-streamed through YouTube, and registrants will receive the viewing link by email on the day before the event. Participants can submit questions through YouTube during the live stream.

Left: Yusuhara Wooden Bridge Museum ©Takumi Ota; Right: Photo: Paul Warchol

Living Traditions webinar series is co-presented with Portland Japanese Garden and supported by the Government of Japan.

Portland Japanese Garden       The Japanese Government

Talks+ Programs at Japan Society are generously sponsored by MUFG (Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group) and ORIX Corporation USA. Additional support is provided by an anonymous donor, the Sandy Heck Lecture Fund, and Helen and Kenneth A. Cowin.

MUFG       ORIX