Shibuya Crossing, Tokyo

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, 8:00–9:00PM

A/cute Tokyo

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.


Location: Billy Wilder Theater
Ticketing: Tickets are required and available at the Box Office one hour before the program. General admission tickets are available one per person on a first come, first served basis following member ticketing. Early arrival is recommended.
HAMMER PLUS Benefit: Members receive priority ticketing (until 15 minutes before the program) by skipping the general admission line and can choose their seats, subject to availability.
Parking: Under the museum, $3 flat rate after 6 p.m. (cash only)

Food and drink may not be carried into the Billy Wilder Theater. Read our food, bag check, and photo policies.

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.