Modern Architecture in Japan and Do_co,mo.mo
Monday, 17 June 2019 from 18:45-21:00
The lecture will review the Japanese modern movement and a group of young architects who formed the first organization of modernist architects in 1920. They were known as the Bunriha, literally “Secessionist group”, inspired in part by the Vienna Secessionists. In the first part of the lecture, after introducing the modernization of the Japan from the Meiji Restoration and the brief history of the Modern Movement Architecture in Japan, the list of Docomomo Japan will be presented, followed by the showcase of the conservation policies that begin as a reaction of the many destruction of the important architecture of the modern movement in Japan. Lastly, the recent Docomomo International’s policy shift will be introduced, as well as mASEANa’s activities and the contents of the Docomomo 2020 to be held in Tokyo. The lecture will be followed by a Q&A session on the significance of modern movement architecture and its conservation in Asia.
Yoshiyuki Yamana is an architect born in Tokyo, Japan in 1966. He graduated at the Tokyo University of Science in 1990. Between 1990-1994 he was working in Koyama Atelier (Tokyo). Between 1994-2002 he studied and worked in Paris, Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris-Belleville Architecte diplômé, Atelier Henri CIRIANI, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, maîtres de conferences (Ecole nationale supérieure dárchitecture de Nantes); Ph.D (Histoire de l’art), Architecte DPLG. Since 2002 he has been a Professor at the Tokyo University of Science, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Architecture. He is Advisory Board member/ Docomomo International, member/ Docomomo Japan, Co-Founder/ mASEANa, visiting Professor/ Kanazawa Institute of Technologies, International Expert committee Member/ UNESCO World Heritage: Architectural work of Le Corbusier – An outstanding contribution to the Modern Movement, Member/ ICOMOS ISC20c, Board Member/ ICOMOS Japan, Visiting Fellow, Member/ JIA, AIJ.