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The Temple of Atomic Catastrophes, föreläsare Thomas Daniell

Site plan of Temple of Atomic Catastrophes (1955)
Site plan of Temple of Atomic Catastrophes (1955)

Tid: Ti 2023-09-26 kl 17.00

Plats: A108, Arkitekturskolan, Osquars backe 5, Stockholm

Språk: English

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Abstract:
This lecture will look at the ways that contemporary Japanese architects have responded to major catastrophes, in terms of both reconstruction and memorialization, from the atomic bombings at the end of the Second World War to the nuclear meltdown that followed the 2011 Tohoku earthquake. In particular, it will look at the work of Kyoto architect Sei’ichi Shirai (1905–83), best known for his Temple of Atomic Catastrophes, a counterproposal to Kenzo Tange’s Hiroshima Peace Museum of 1955.

Bio:
Thomas Daniell is Professor of Architectural Theory and Criticism at Kyoto University, Japan. A two-time recipient of publication grants from the Graham Foundation, his books include FOBA: Buildings (Princeton Architectural Press, 2005), After the Crash: Architecture in Post-Bubble Japan (Princeton Architectural Press, 2008), Houses and Gardens of Kyoto (Tuttle, 2010; second edition 2018), Kiyoshi Sey Takeyama + Amorphe (Equal Books, 2011), Kansai 6 (Equal Books, 2011), and An Anatomy of Influence (AA Publications, 2018).