The “Metabolism” movement in the 1960s has established the foundation for the emergence of Japanese contemporary architecture up till this day. The architectural and urban projects for the future, created by one of the Metabolists—Kiyonori Kikutake—still retain their luster in current times. In this lecture, Toyo Ito will consider Metabolism’s significance today through Kikutake’s works.
Toyo Ito, “What Was Metabolism?: Reflections on the Life of Kiyonori Kikutake”
6.30 pm / Piper Auditorium, Gund Hall
48 Quincy St.