Japan GSD Discussion. BOW-WOW MEETS GSD – conversation on social engagement and resilience

Casual + mutual conversation + discussion event focusing on the design for social engagement + resilience. Momoyo Kaijima from Atelier Bow-wow, Daniel D'Oca from Interboro Partners, Michael Murphy from MASS Design Group, and the students from MDes Risk & Resilience program will present their works / researches, and have a longer time for discussion with light meals and beers.
  Momoyo Kaijima is the Associate Professor of University of Tsukuba and Design Critic in Architecture at Harvard Graduate School of Design. She 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. Daniel D’Oca is an urban planner. He is principal and co-founder of the New York City-based architecture, planning, and research firm Interboro Partners, and the Associate Professor in Urban Planning and Design at Harvard Graduate School of Design. At Harvard, Daniel has taught interdisciplinary US-based studios about age-friendly design and planning, suburban poverty and segregation, and other contemporary problems faced by the built environment in the United States. With Interboro, Daniel has won many awards for Interboro’s innovative projects, including the MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program, the Architectural League’s Emerging Voices and Young Architects Awards, and the New Practices Award from the AIA New York Chapter. Most recently, Interboro was one of ten firms selected by the U.S. department of Housing and Urban Development to work on its pioneering “Rebuild by Design” initiative. Michael Murphy is the Lecturer at Harvard Graduate School of Design, and the executive director of MASS Design Group, a nonprofit architecture firm that leverages buildings, as well as the design and construction process, to become engines for health, economic growth and long-term sustainability. MASS’s work has been recognized globally, most recently at the UN Solutions Summit, the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, and as winners of the 2015 Design Biennial Boston. Since founding the firm in 2010 Michael has overseen the expansion of MASS into ten countries. He sits on the boards of the Clinton Global Initiative Advisory Committee, the Harvard Graduate School of Design Alumni Board, the Center for Healthcare Design and is an Expert in Residence of the Harvard Innovation Lab.

Japan GSD and MDes Risk & Resilience program

Principal Speaker: 2114

Additional Speakers: 1825, 2390

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