A/cute Tokyo, a culmination of a 2-year cross-cultural initiative in architecture and urban design, brings together academics and professionals to consider extreme conditions, mutated programs, new technologies, diverse lifestyles, and emerging urbanisms in Tokyo. Symposium participants include: Hitoshi Abe, Chair and Professor, UCLA Architecture and Urban Design; Jun Aoki, Principal, Jun Aoki & Associates, Tokyo; David d’Heilly, 2dk Co., Tokyo/New York; Mark Dytham, Principal, Klein Dytham Architecture, Tokyo; Jeffrey Inaba, Founder, INABA, Los Angeles; Sylvia Lavin, Director of Critical Studies and MA/PhD programs, UCLA Architecture and Urban Design; Jesse Reiser, Principal, Reiser + Umemoto, New York; and Yoshiharu Tsukamoto, Atelier Bow-Wow, Tokyo.
A/cute Tokyo Symposium
Saturday, May 2, 2009, 12:30–4:30pm
A/cute Tokyo Exhibition
Perloff Gallery, Perloff Hall on the UCLA campus
May 4–June 3, 2009
Opening reception: Monday, May 4, 8:00–9:00PM
A/cute Tokyo explores the dynamics of Tokyo, highlighting ongoing urban and design research conducted by UCLA and Tokyo Institute of Technology faculty and students. A/cute Tokyo is organized by UCLA Architecture and Urban Design.
ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE. Tickets for assigned seating in the Billy Wilder Theater are required and available at the Box Office one hour before each program. Early arrival is recommended. Tickets are available one per person on a first come, first served basis.
As a benefit for their support, members enjoy priority ticketing and seat selection, subject to availability.
Parking is available under the museum for a flat fee of $3 after 6PM.
This conference and exhibition are made possible with support from Herta and Paul Amir, Joyce and Aubrey Chernick, Ralph and Shirley Shapiro, UCLA Paul I. and Hisako Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies–Nikkei Bruin Fund, and UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture–Arts Initiative Fund. Call 310-267-4704 for more information.
Public programs are made possible, in part, by a major gift from Ann and Jerry Moss.
Additional support is provided by Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, and the Hammer Programs Committee.