Tokyo Stories: Reading Urban Space

Tokyo Skyline
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Simpson Center, CMU 206
Tokyo Stories: Reading Urban Space

Japan Studies Program

Saturday January 26, 2013
All day. Schedule is below.
Simpson Center CMU 206

Sponsored by the Japan Faculty for the Humanities and Arts, Japan Foundation, and the Simpson Center for the Humanities

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This one-day inter-disciplinary symposium will investigate the transformation of Tokyo from both macro and micro-cosmic scales spanning World War II to the present. In bringing together the perspectives of literature, art, and architecture, the discussion will focus on the multiple interpretations of Japan's capital as envisioned and actually experienced.

Morning: 10:00 am -12:00 pm

Gen Adachi, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellow
Modernist-Fascism in Architecture: Tange Kenzo's Unbuilt Works in Wartime Japan

Alisa Freedman, Associate Professor, University of Oregon
Tokyo as Seen from the Hato Bus

Bruce Suttmeier, Lewis and Clark College
On the Road in Olympic-Era Tokyo

Respondent: Davinder Bhowmik, Associate Professor, Department of Asian Languages and Literature, UW

Afternoon: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Ken Tadashi Oshima, Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, UW
Shinjuku at the Metabolic Crossroads

Justin Jesty, Assistant Professor, AL&L, UW
The Old and the New in Public Arts in Japan:
The Role of Art in the Entertainment District Clean-up Campaigns of the mid-2000s

Noriyuki Tajima, Architect, Tele-Design, Tokyo/ Kogakuin University
Tokyo Fieldwork

Respondent: Ted Mack, Associate Professor, Department of Asian Languages and Literature, UW

3:30 - 4:00  Break
4:00 - 5:00  Discussion
5:00 - 6:00  Reception

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