Tokyo: Future City, Future Citizens

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The symposium “Tokyo: Future City, Future Citizens” will address how urbanism and architecture can and will contribute to the paradigm shift Tokyo has begun to undergo, both demographically and technologically, now and into the future.

Symposium participants will include Mohsen Mostafavi, Dean and Alexander and Victoria Wiley Professor of Design; K. Michael Hays, Eliot Noyes Professor of Architectural History and chair of the department of architecture; and Diane E. Davis, Charles Dyer Norton Professor of Regional Planning and Urbanism and chair of the department of urban planning and design. The program also includes keynote presentations by Hiroshi Naito and Fumihiko Maki, as well as panel discussions featuring Kengo Kuma, Kumiko Inui, Mitsuhiro Kanada, and others.

This initiative is supported by Fujitu Limited, and Toshikuni Takashige of Fujitsu will participate on a panel about Tokyo’s high-rise, high-density urban cores. Kayoko Ota, architectural curator and a founding partner of Platform for Architectural Thinking (PLAT), has been the symposium’s principal organizer, together with the GSD.

The symposium will be held at Waterras Common (2-101, Kanda Awajicho, Chiyoda-ku) from 2:00 to 6:30 p.m., with a reception to follow. It will be simultaneously translated between English and Japanese. Further details, including the full list of topics and participants, can be found on the registration website.

Anyone requiring accessibility accommodations should contact the Public Programs Office at (617) 496-2414 or [email protected].