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Faculty Friday: Ken Tadashi Oshima

June 10, 2016

Posted on June 10, 2016 by Quinn Russell Brown. This entry was posted in Faculty Friday, Spotlight and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

Earlier this spring, UW professor Ken Tadashi Oshima became the president of the Society of Architectural Historians, an international organization based in Chicago. He’s the first president from the University of Washington, and the first who specializes in non-Western architecture.

“I focus on Japan within the international context, as it’s linked to individuals and places in the United States, Europe, and the rest of the world,” Oshima said.

It’s an approach that includes ideas like “Asia-outside-of-Asia”: How does Japanese architecture transform as it crosses borders and continents?   (continue reading at THE WHOLEU)