Toyo Ito with Koji Ichikawa and others – Meanwhile in Japan

Publication, December 2023

In this new volume of the CCA Singles presenting the Meanwhile in Japan conversations, Toyo Ito sat with a group of young architects and academ­ics to discuss how his early work of the 1970s and 1980s took a radical approach to intervening in a newly emerged consumerist culture in Tokyo. As architects elsewhere in the world sought to break through the conventions of modern­ism, Ito attempted to bring new signifi­cance to architecture in a rapidly transforming city, with particular attention to the lives of women in urban society.

Led by Koji Ichikawa, the conversation included Mikio Wakabayashi, Kozo Kadowaki, Yutaro Muraji, Leo Tanishige, Mariko Terada, Naohiko Hino, Erika Nakagawa, and Tomoharu Makabe.

This book is the third volume in a series presenting conversations between a young generation of architects and scholars and key figures of Japanese architecture (Itsuko Hasegawa, Hiroshi Hara and Toyo Ito) of the 1970s and 1980s who attempted to redefine architecture beyond the doctrine of modernism and address the needs of society at large.

CCA Singles are short printed one-offs that present one voice, one object, or one event. Ranging from raw source material to edited topical reflections, they propose intimate contact with ideas generated or collected at the CCA.

Kayoko Ota, Koji Ichikawa Design by NORM, Zurich
Printed by Druckerei zu Altenburg (DZA)
10.8 x 16.2 cm, 64 pages
14 CAD

CCA Singles are supported by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. Additional support for this book comes from The Japan Foundation, Toronto.

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