NEWSText: Aya Shomura

ITO Toyo+INUI Kumiko+FUJIMOTO Sou+HIRATA Akihisa+HATAKEYAMA Naoya, “Home-for-All” in Rikuzentakata, Photo: HATAKEYAMA Naoya

From November 7th, Art Tower Mito will hold an exhibition “Architecture since 3.11,” exploring new architectural trends in Japan since the 3.11 disaster. Inviting Taro Igarashi (Architectural historian, architecture critic) and Ryo Yamazaki (community designer) as guest curators, the exhibition will look at architecture since 2011 through the endeavors of 21 architectural offices and ponder the architect’s role.

The 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami forced architects to fundamentally rethink their understanding of architecture and society’s systems. What role will be demanded of architects hereafter, and what kind of future should they envision? Including such perspectives as energy and environment within its scope.

As it is a traveling exhibition from the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, with adding contents localized in Mito where was affected of the Great East Japan Earthquake, it will be the updated exhibition that incorporates some project of the participation architects which has made a progress through this one year from the exhibition in Kanazawa.

Architecture since 3.11
Date: November 7th, 2015 – January 31st, 2016
Opening hours: 9:30 – 18:00
Closed on Mondays (Tuesdays if Monday is a national holiday), Winter holiday season
Place: Art Tower Mito
Address: 1-6-8 Goken-cho, Mito-shi, Ibaraki-ken
Tel: +81(0)29-227-8111

Text: Aya Shomura

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