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  • Samer AFIFI, "Midnight at the Oasis." Site plan.
    chicago ILLINOIS

    University of Illinois at Chicago
    critic: Sarah DUNN.

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    Samer AFIFI: What if it was possible to create a megastructure but have the freedom to mold it to match the needs and requirements of its inhabitants and site? A megastructure is an idea of a different type of city and life, but so far megastructures lacked the malleability to accommodate the large scope of difference in spaces, programs, inhabitants, and still maintain the freedom of its form. . . .

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  • toyo ITO
    cambridge MASSACHUSETTS

    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”
    Tuesday, 10/16
    6.30 pm / Piper Auditorium, Gund Hall
    Harvard GSD
    48 Quincy St.
    Cambridge, MA