Dialog with the Japanese Architect ISHIGAMI
RADICAL MODERN_01: JAPAN – The Berlin Avangarde Movement and its International Interdependencies
To kick off the lecture and discussion series "Berlin Avantgarde and its International Interactions", which is jointly supported by the Association of German Architects (BDA, Berlin Chapter), JDZB and the Technical University Berlin, the Japanese architect ISHIGAMI Junya (Junya.Ishigami + associates) will hold a short lecture and will then talk with Berlin architect Heike HANADA about his work.
In the lecture and discussion series "Berlin Avantgarde and its International Interactions", the Association of German Architects Berlin (BDA) shall examine the relevance of Classical Modernism. Since the end of the 19th century, Classical Modernism owes much of its development to the debates and buildings that occurred in Berlin. Following the migration abroad and to other cities of its key protagonists, the ideas of Classical modernism returned after 1945 in a changed form and with new specifications, and continues to shape the debates on contemporary architecture in Berlin.
It asks the question of how do Japanese architects currently see themselves in relation to Classical Modernism. What influence does contemporary Japanese architecture have on young architects in Berlin? If we consider the significance of Classical Modernism for the development of modern Japanese architecture and, conversely, the influence of Japanese architecture on modernism in Berlin, we are led to the question of what significance does Classical Modernism have for both today?
Photo © ISHIGAMI Junya