The West of Japan / East of Europe exhibit that I am collaborating with Italian architect Marco Capitanio opened today at the Milan Leonardo campus of the Polytechnic University of Milan. The exhibit centers around the work of German architect, Bruno Taut, in Japan in the 1930’s. The Kyu Hyuga Villa is the only extant Taut-designed project in Japan. The exhibit opened in Venice in 2016, traveled to Yokohama, Japan in April 2017, then travelled on to Suzhou, China in October 2017.
The exhibition is a collaboration of co+labo Radović at Keio University in Tokyo, and the Formwork cultural association, with assistance from Professor Darko Radović at Keio University, and Professor Marko Pogacnik from the Formwork at the University of Venice in Italy.
Thank you very much to Professors Orsina Simona Pierini, Marco Biraghi, and Marco Imperadori in the Architecture Department at POLIMI for their support in this collaboration.
A special thank you to Marco Capitanio, it has been a true pleasure to work with him on these exhibits. Next up our work will travel to the Norwegian Embassy in Stockholm, Sweden for a special exhibit opening February 7, 2018.