Amendment: Open lecture and workshop on the interrelationship between politics and archtecture in Japan

Yoko Takau-Drobin's picture
September 4, 2017
Subject Fields: 
Architecture and Architectural History, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, East Asian History / Studies, Japanese History / Studies, Political Science

Open lecture and workshop on the interrelationship between politics and architecture in Japan

Stockholm, 4 and 5 September 2017

The School of Architecture and the School of Education and Communication for Engineering Science at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, have the pleasure to announce a lecture and a workshop on the interrelation between politics and architecture in Japan.

The Open lecture:

Date: Monday, 4 September

Time: 17.30-19.00

Place: Salongen, KTH Library building, Main campus (subway station: tekniska högskolan)


The Workshop:

Date: Tuesday, 5 September

Time: 17.00-19.00

Place: School of Architecture, KTH main campus


Research on the interrelation between politics and architecture has been conducted intensively by Prof. Takashi Mikuriya, University of Tokyo, and has been a part of program at the Open University of Japan. This research project is aiming at showing how politics have dictated conditions for buildings where political meeting take place. Simultaneously, the architecture of the buildings has influenced political affairs.


Assistant Professor Shin Sato is a co-researcher of the research project and has been working with Prof. Mikuriya for many years. We are happy to invite him to Stockholm with support from the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters (Vitterhetsakademien). Prof Sato will give a lecture with much visual material on Monday 4th and will hold a workshop to show participants the working methods of their research on Tuesday 5th. Both events will be held in English.

Contact Info: 

Yoko Takau-Drobin

KTH, the Royal Institute of Technology