Lecture: After March 11th / Kengo Kuma

This past Tuesday, Kengo Kuma of Kengo Kuma and Associates, Tokyo, lectured at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD). His discussion centered around the epochal challenge architecture must respond to following the great disaster of March 11, 2011. The tsunami, which flattened the Tohoku coastline in a matter of seconds, and catastrophic nuclear accident that followed proved our infrastructure to be insufficient in the age of technology. With this realization, Kuma understands that we must learn from what happened and “start again from scratch”.

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Cite: Rosenfield, Karissa. "Lecture: After March 11th / Kengo Kuma" 11 Oct 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 29 Nov 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=281964>