Atelier Bow-Wow has been working for the project 1K in Katori, Chiba, Japan. K1 is a new timber workshop where everybody can share a workspace together. In this lecture Momoyo Kaijima will explain how to create accessibility of resources through architectural design.
The lecture will be followed by a conversation with Bas Princen.
Momoyo Kaijima was born in Tokyo in 1969. She received her undergraduate degree from the Faculty of Domestic Science at Japan Women’s University in 1991 and both her graduate (M.Eng.) and post-graduate degrees were from Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1994 and 1999. She was also a guest student at Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH) from 1996–97. In 2000 Kaijima became an Assistant Professor, and in 2009 an Associate Professor, at the Art and Design School of the University of Tsukuba. Like Tsukamoto, in 2003 she was a visiting faculty (as a design critic) in the Department of Architecture at Harvard GSD and between 2005 and 2007 she was also a guest professor at ETH Zurich. In 2010 she was the Architect in Residence at the University of Auckland. Since 2017 she is Assistant Professor at ETH.
Bas Princen (1975/NL) is an an artist and photographer living and working in Rotterdam and Zurich. He was educated as industrial designer at the Design Academy Eindhoven and later studied architecture at the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam. Since then, through the use of photography, his work focuses on urban landscape in transformation, researching the various forms, outcomes, and imaginaries of changing urban space. At the 2010 Venice Biennale of Architecture, Bas Princen was awarded the Silver Lion for his collaborative work with OFFICE Kersten Geers David van Severen. In 2004 he won the Charlotte Kohler Prize for promising young artists and architects in the Netherlands.