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Struggling Cities, Exhibit of Japanese Urban Projects in the 1960s

Struggling Cities, Exhibit of Japanese Urban Projects in the 1960s
Original model of Arata Isozaki’s Cities in the Air, 1960
Original model of Arata Isozaki’s Cities in the Air, 1960

The internationally touring exhibit ‘Struggling Cities’ focuses on the proposals of urbanization by Japanese architects in the 1960s including:

- Kenzo Tange’s “A Plan for Tokyo-1960;” - the Metabolist schemes of Kiyonori Kikutake, Kisho Kurokawa, Masato Ohtaka, Fumihiko Maki, and Noboru Kawazoe; and - Arata Isozaki’s “Cities in the Air”

Currently on display the exhibit runs through Friday, April 29th (excluding Sundays) from 10am to 4pm at MulvannyG2.  ‘Struggling Cities’ was also featured at the Shanghai Expo in 2010 and at the Japan Cultural Institute in Cologne, Germany.

Further details can be found here.

The Japan Foundation Exhibit is co-sponsored by Consulate-General of Japan in Seattle and Seattle Cherry Blossom and Japanese Cultural Festival Committee, King County 4Culture, City of Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs.

In collaboration with University of Washington College of Built Environments, American Institute of Architects Seattle, Hamilton International School – Future Cities, MulvannyG2, Japan-America Society of the State of Washington, Seattle Center, Nippon Express, and Yuri Kinoshita.

Cite: Kelly Minner. "Struggling Cities, Exhibit of Japanese Urban Projects in the 1960s" 22 Apr 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/129738/struggling-cities-exhibit-of-japanese-urban-projects-in-the-1960s/>
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