A/cute Tokyo Symposium

A/cute Tokyo Symposium

A/cute Tokyo Symposium

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

Hammer Museum

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 – 9pm


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.


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.

ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE. Tickets are required, and are available at the Billy Wilder Theater Box Office one hour prior to start time. Limit one ticket per person on a first come, first served basis. Hammer members receive priority seating, subject to availability. Reservations not accepted, RSVPs not required.

Parking is available under the museum.


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.