Architalk: Seeing the World Through Architecture

The International House of Japan (IHJ) and the Asian Cultural Council (ACC) are proud to present Architalk Webinar Series, an online series analyzing the role of architecture within the context of contemporary, global themes.

We aim to highlight how architecture both reflects and responds to critical issues around the globe—exploring the societal impact of environmental, social, cultural, and economic issues through the lens of architecture, public spaces, and the arts.

Both founded by John D. Rockefeller 3rd, IHJ and ACC are committed to advancing international understanding, dialogue, and respect across Asia and the United States. We have partnered with renowned architects and artists to join us for this series featuring ACC alumni, including: Kengo Kuma (ACC 1985, 2019), Kohei Nawa (ACC 2004), Lawrence Chua (ACC 2015), Pen Sereypagna (ACC 2012), Savinee Buranasilapin (ACC 2017), Sarah Sze-Wa Mui (ACC 2016), Jusuck Koh (ACC 1978, 1979), and Anemone Beck Koh.

The series will launch on February 24, 2022 and will be available in both English and Japanese.

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Upcoming Lectures

The Changing Role of Architects in Society

Architect Kengo Kuma (ACC 1985, 2019) discusses the changing role of architects in society with moderator Hiroaki Miyata (IHJ Board Member/Keio University Professor)...

February 24, 2022

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Arts, Architecture, and Society

Multidisciplinary artist Kohei Nawa (ACC 2004) discusses art, architecture, and society with moderator Hiroaki Miyata (IHJ Board Member/Keio University Professor)...

March 3, 2022

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Modernism and Architecture in Southeast Asia

Architectural historian Lawrence Chua (ACC 2015) and architect/urban researcher Pen Sereypagna (ACC 2012) discuss modernism and architecture in Southeast Asia with moderator Mary Kay Judy (ACC 2002, 2005)...

March 10, 2022

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Building Community through Contemporary Architecture and Design

Architects/Co-Founders of design studios Savinee Buranasilapin (ACC 2017) and Sarah Sze-Wa Mui (ACC 2016) discuss creating communities through architecture and design with moderator Mary Kay Judy (ACC 2002, 2005)...

March 17, 2022

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Tradition and Ecology in Architecture and Urban Design

Landscape architect and urban designers Jusuck Koh (ACC 1978) and Anemone Beck Koh discuss architecture, ecology & tradition with moderator Mary Kay Judy (ACC 2002, 2005)...

March 24, 2022

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This series was co-organized by Asian Cultural Council and International House of Japan, and sponsored by Jyukankyo Foundation, MRA Foundation, Nikken Sekkei Ltd., Shimizu Corporation, The Tokyo Club