Learning from… Tokyo

Talk, in English, Paul Desmarais Theatre, 26 April 2007 , 7pm

In this lecture titles “Tokyo Nine Flux,” Yoshiharu Tsukamoto interprets urban space in Tokyo as a causal chain of responses to flux – natural phenomena such as earthquakes and typhoons that pose a constant threat to the city, and increases in population, traffic and waste.

Yoshiharu Tsukamoto is co-founder, with Momoyo Kaijima, of the architectural studio Atelier Bow-Wow. In addition to design projects, Atelier Bow-Wow is celebrated for their research, published in the volumes Pet Architecture Guidebook and Made in Tokyo, which defines new urban and architectural typologies in Tokyo, where otherwise unrelated elements of the built environment are combined and adapted for utilitarian purposes.

This lecture is part of the Learning from… series.

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