November 23, 2012

What Was Metabolism? Reflections on the Life of Kiyonori Kikutake

The Metabolist Movement in the 1960s established the foundation for contemporary Japanese architecture. The visionary architectural and urban projects created by the Metabolist Kiyonori Kikutake continue to shine brightly, according to Toyo Ito. In this lecture, given at Harvard GSD Ito considers the significance of Metabolism through a rereading of Kikutake's works.

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