This is the first part of a two-day symposium on April 13 and 14, 2016: Sustaining Japan - Infrastructure for a New Japan 2020. The program was organized by Ken Tadashi Oshima, UW Department of Architecture and chair of the UW Japan Studies Program. The featured speaker was Kengo Kuma.
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.
Professor Kuma spoke at the University of Washington campus in Seattle as part of the Department of Architecture Spring 2016 lecture series. His April 13 lecture was titled "Crafting Communities."
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.