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Lecture Series: Kengo Kuma on “Infrastructure for a New Japan 2020”

Interior of city council chambers - Kengo Kuma architect. Large wood panels hang in pattern from skylit ceiling.

May 26, 2016

As part of the 2015-2016 Mitsubishi Corporation Lecture Series, esteemed architect and professor Kengo Kuma delivered a series of lectures focused on creating a more sustainable Japan. Over the course of two days, his lectures focused on the architectural aspects and actions that could be taken to help contribute to this vision.

His first lecture—entitled “Crafting Communities—was held on April 13th.

His second lecture—”Urban Regeneration”—took place the following day on April 14th.

Kengo Kuma is principal of Kengo Kuma and Associates, established in 1990 with offices in Tokyo, Paris, and Beijing. He is also Professor at the University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Architecture.

The event was sponsored by UW Japan Studies, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, College of Built Environments, and the Department of Architecture in collaboration with urban@uw and made possible by the Mitsubishi Corporation.