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2018 SCI-Arc Tokyo Symposium

Contagious Difference: Connections and Deviations


National Art Center Auditorium
July 20, 2018 at 5:00pm
July 20, 2018 at 7:00pm
2018 SCI-Arc Tokyo Symposium Contagious Difference Connections and Deviations

In our age of increasing separation, division and differentiation there are emerging strategies in design that can be considered connecting, bridging and integrating. Concepts and techniques that find coherence and beauty while allowing for singularity and deviation. Examples of this kind of creative production in dissonant times can be found throughout history and throughout the world. The turbulent times in the early 1920s and again in the late 1960s fermented creative explosions in the avant-garde soon after that influenced design for decades. The Dadaists and Mavoists in Europe and Japan in the 1920s and the Situationists and Gutai of the 1960s might be the most renowned examples.

The first two decades of the 21st century have seen similar disruptions and divisions. What will be the creative results of such turbulent times? In the summer of 2018 SCI-Arc invites architects and designers from around the world to Tokyo to examine how the idiosyncratic and exceptional in architecture and its adjacent disciplines can continue to bring productive coherence to a world of instability and difference.

Thomas Daniell (Kyoto University)
Souhei Imamura (Chiba Institute of Technology)

Junya Ishigami (Junya Ishigami + Associates)
Hernan Diaz Alonso (SCI-Arc, Xefirotarch)
Asako Yamamoto (Alphaville)
Yusuke Obuchi (University of Tokyo)
John N Bohn (SCI-Arc, JBohn Associates)
Takashi Fujino (Ikimono Architects)
Casey Rehm (SCI-Arc, Kinch)
Yuusuke Karasawa (Yuusuke Karasawa Architects)
Ramiro Diaz-Granados (SCI-Arc, Amorphis-la)
Keisuke Nagami (HATRA)

Special thank you to the National Art Center, Hosei University and Takibi.



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