Kengo Kuma on Architecture and Identity

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Old Theatre, Old Building, United Kingdom


Kengo Kuma

Kengo Kuma

Ricky Burdett


Will Hunter

Will Hunter

As his first UK building nears completion, acclaimed Japanese architect Kengo Kuma will speak about architecture and identity, exploring the relationship between place, building tradition and landscape. Opening in September, The V&A Dundee is set to redefine the identity of the city and build upon its status as a UNESCO City of Design. Kuma will discuss his work in cities around the world, including London and Tokyo, where his National Stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics is under construction.

Kengo Kuma (@kengokuma) is a Japanese architect and professor at the Graduate School of Architecture at the University of Tokyo.

Will Hunter (@mrwillhunter) is the Founder of the London School of Architecture, and is currently the school’s Director.

Ricky Burdett (@BURDETTR ) is Professor of Urban Studies at LSE and Director of the Urban Age and LSE Cities.

LSE Cities (@LSECities) is an international centre carrying out research, education and outreach in the urban field. 

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