Lecture date: 1977-10-21
Arata Isozaki discusses his work.
After graduating from the University of Tokyo in 1954, Isozaki worked for several years with his former teacher Kenzo Tange before establishing Arata Isozaki & Associates in 1963. This practice has been the base from which he has continued to create an architecture so personal in its ideas and spaces that it defies characterization in any single school of thought. At the same time, Isozaki resists the temptation to apply a signature style to his jobs, preferring instead to create architectural solutions specific to the political, social and cultural contexts of the client and site in question. As a critic and jury-member for major public and private architecture commissions and competitions, he has contributed significantly to making the visions of the world's most radical architects a reality. As a writer and theorist, he has been the leading interpreter of global trends and movements for other Japanese designers.
NB: Starts roughly halfway through Isozaki’s lecture. Bad sound and picture quality throughout.
This panel discussion addresses the work of visionary architect Kiyonori Kikutake, a key figure in the Metabolist Movement launched in Tokyo in the 1960s. Moderated by the curator, Ken Tadashi Oshima, Associate Professor at the University of Washington in Seattle, will include Mark Mulligan, Adjunct Associate Professor of Architecture at the Harvard GSD, and other participants.
Lecture date: 2005-01-19
Atelier Bow-Wow is a Tokyo-based architecture firm, founded in 1992 by Yoshiharu Tsukamoto and Momoyo Kajima. The firm is well known for its domestic and cultural architecture and its research exploring the urban conditions of micro, ad hoc architecture.
Yoshiharu Tsukamoto and Momoyo Kaijima established Atelier Bow-Wow in 1992 in Tokyo, researching and designing small hybrid architectural structures of a type that they have defined as pet architecture. Their Mini House won a Tokyo Architect Societys Gold Prize in 1999. Their publication Pet Architecture Guide Book encourages a re-appreciation of Tokyo's small buildings and neglected urban spaces, the kind often overlooked (in both senses) by contemporary architectural culture. It follows their influential book Made in Tokyo which documented what they termed the real city, those anonymous buildings which give a priority to stubborn honesty in response to their surroundings and programmatic requirements, without insisting on architectural aesthetic and form.
Tsukamoto is an Associate Professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. Kaijima is Assistant Professor at the University of Tsukuba Art and Design School. Both were recently Visiting Professors at Harvard GSD.
Introduced by Shin Egashira.
Friday, April 11, 2014
Wood Auditorium, Avery Hall
Mobilities in Cities: From Visible to Invisible
Diana Barco, Assaf Biderman, Adam Greenfield, Walter Hook, Hiroo Ichikawa, Greg Lindsay, Eric J. Miller, Xuefei Ren, Claire Roberge, Saskia Sassen, Richard Sennett, Doris Tarchópulos, and John Urry
The fifth annual conference on cities and modern urban realities will bring together scholars from architecture, civil engineering, sociology, and other disciplines, with practitioners whose work addresses the acute issues of urban life. In particular focus will be the subject of mobilities, including visible ones like cars, bikes, walking and crowds, as well as invisible ones like digital and mechanical networks.
10:00am Urbanizing Technology: The Audi Urban Future Initiative
Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology and Co-chair, Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University
10:30am-12:00pm Today's Mobility Spaces and Beyond
How Motion Came to Dominate Urban Space
University Professor of Humanities, New York University and Professor of Sociology, London School of Economics and Political Science
Urban Form, Transport Networks and Travel Demand: The Accessibility Nexus
Eric J. Miller
Professor, Department of Civil Engineering and Director, University of Toronto Transportation Research Institute, University of Toronto
Moving beyond the 'Car'
Distinguished Professor of Sociology, Lancaster University and author of Societies beyond Oil: Oil Dregs and Social Futures (Zed 2013) and Offshoring (Polity 2014)
Founder and managing director, Urbanscale and Senior Urban Fellow, LSE Cities
The Future of Urban Mobility in China
Associate Professor of Sociology and Global Urban Studies, Michigan State University
1:15pm-2:15pm: Lunch Break
2:15pm-4:00pm Measuring, Making, Subverting Urban Futures
What does the Global Power City Index 2013 tell us about Mobility in New York, Tokyo and two other cities?
Dean, Graduate School of Governance Studies, Meiji University and Executive Director, Mori Memorial Foundation, Japan
Associate Director, SENSEable City Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Bogotá: Urban Space for a New Mobility
Co-curator, Bogotá Urban Interactions and Future Mobility, Audi Urban Future Initiative
Associate Professor and Director of the MA in Urban and Regional Planning, Architecture School, Javeriana University and Co-curator and Co-director, Bogotá Urban Interactions and Future Mobility, Audi Urban Future Initiative
4:15pm-5:45pm Programming Mobility
Visiting Scholar, NYU Rudin
Modes of Mobility: Restricted, Imposed, Ignored, Opened or Hacked
Researcher, Urbanizing Technology: The Mobility Complex
Comparative Political Economy of Sustainable Transport
Chief Executive Officer, Institute for Transportation and Development Policy
5:45pm Closing Remarks: What is next in this research project?
Organized by Saskia Sassen for the Committee on Global Thought
Co-sponsored by the Committee on Global Thought and the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
This conference is supported by Audi and part of the Audi Urban Future Initiative