Momoyo Kaijima

Momoyo Kaijima was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1969. She graduated from the Japan Women’s University in 1991. She graduated from the graduate school of Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1994. Between 1996 and 1997 she studied in E.T.H. In 1999, she graduated from Post-graduate school of Tokyo Institute of Technology. Presently she is the associate professor of University of Tsukuba. In 2003, she was the visiting faculty of Harvard GSD, and in 2005 to 2007 she was the guest professor of E.T.H. Zurich. In 2011, Visiting professor of Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Architecture School, In 2014 Visiting professor or Rice University.

Kaijima co-founded the Tokyo-based firm Atelier Bow-Wow in 1992. The firm’s interest lies in diverse fields ranging from architectural design to urban research and the creation of public artworks, which are produced, based on the theory called “behaviorology”. The practice has designed and built houses, public and commercial buildings mainly in Tokyo, as well as Europe and the USA. Their urban research studies lead to experimental project ‘micro-public-space’, a new concept of the public space, which has been exhibited across the world.