Japan Society in New York will host the following lectures in the next week:
1. Kawaii Meets Art and Fashion: An Evening with Sebastian Masuda
2. Shigeru Ban’s Goal: A Balancing Act of Architecture and Social Contribution
In 2014, architect Shigeru Ban was awarded the Pritzker Prize for his commitment to humanitarian causes through his disaster relief efforts and his innovative works. An innovator in sustainable and environmentally-friendly architecture, Ban’s designs often use locally available materials such as recyclable cardboard paper tubes for columns, walls and beams. These materials are inexpensive and easy to transport, mount and dismantle; and they can also be water- and fire-proofed, and recycled. Ban believes that his Japanese upbringing helps account for his wish to waste no materials. In this lecture, Ban will explore how he balances his artful works with the needs of local communities. This program is moderated by Rick Bell, Executive Director of the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Followed by a reception.
Time: Saturday, March 28, 12 PM
Tickets: $12/$8 Japan Society members, students & seniors.