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Japan Studio Symposium

SEKISUI HOUSE – KUMA LAB will organize a symposium on Japan Studio program at University of Tokyo Office on Jan 21st.
Japan studio program, which was initiated by Princeton SOA, has been serving as a meaningful platform for international collaboration joined by a number of schools across the world.
In this symposium, institutions from the Japan studio network will present and discuss how the Japan studio has served as a driving force for new architectural ideas and the future of the program.


January 20th(EST)
This year’s Japan studio joint poster session (Super Jury) will be held at Princeton University School of Architecture, hosted by Jesse Reiser Studio, Princeton University School of Architecture.
*closed to the public

January 21st 11:00AM~7:00PM(EST)
Studio Review  11:00AM~1:00PM
Eight projects from Hirano Studio at the University of Tokyo will be presented.
* Broadcasted via Zoom Webinar

Guest critics:
Tei Carpenter(Columbia University, Agency-Agency
Ivi Diamantopoulou(Columbia University, New Affiliates
SONO Masayuki(CLOUDS Architecture Office

Symposium  3:30PM~7:00PM
15:30~15:35 Opening remark by Kengo Kuma (recorded)
15:35~15:40 Introduction of the symposium by Toshiki Hirano
15:40~16:00 Keynote speech by Mónica Ponce de León
16:00~16:45 Lecture by Jesse Reiser
16:45~17:00 Coffee Break
17:00~18:15 Short presentations by participating institutions
18:15~19:00 Discussion
* Broadcasted via Zoom Webinar

Jesse Reiser and Nanako Umemoto (Princeton University)
Mónica Ponce de León (Princeton University)
David Erdman (Pratt Institute)
Lily Zhang (The University of Hong Kong, Chinese University of Hong Kong)
KITAGAWA Keisuke (Nagoya Institute of Technology) *remote
Weiguo Xu (Tsuingha University) *remote
KUMA Kengo (The University of Tokyo) *remote
HIRANO Toshiki (The University of Tokyo)

Zoom Webinar Registration (Review+Symposium)