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DANA BUNTROCK “Untapped Opportunities in Japanese Architecture: Energy, Aging & Capital Accumulation”

About This Lecture
Japan is now a mature society facing problems that were
relatively unforeseen in the economically vibrant postwar
period when today’s public policies were established. Where an
aggressive appetite for growth once drove many social choices,
today’s increasingly elderly population, strained energy
resources and a scrap-and-build approach to construction
require other choices that already have deep roots in Japan’s
history, such as conservation and common concern. How did
this happen and what lies ahead?

About Our Speaker
Dana Buntrock is the Chair of the University of California,
Berkeley’s Center for Japanese Studies and a Professor in the
university’s Department of Architecture. Her work focuses on
interdisciplinary collaborations in Japanese architecture and
construction practices, starting with her first book, "Japanese
Architecture as a Collaborative Process: Opportunities in a
Flexible Construction Culture.” She has conducted fieldwork in
Japan, the US, Taiwan, and Korea, supported by fellowships
from the US National Science Foundation, the Japan Society for
the Promotion of Science, CIES, and the SSRC. Among her
professional activities, she has been a visiting scholar at the
University of Tokyo and at Tokyo Institute of Technology, and was
the Frederick Lindley Morgan Chair of Architectural Design at
the University of Louisville. The author of three books and
dozens of articles in professional and academic journals,
Buntrock is currently working on a book provisionally titled
"Untapped Social and Economic Opportunities in Japanese

Time: 7:00PM Start (Doors Open 6:30PM)
Place: Yokohama Library (YIS Campus)
249-2 Yamate-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama
Fee: Free Admission.
Advance registration required.
To register: Email: or Phone: 045.263.8009
Limit: 30 people

2015-2016 Friday Night Lecture Series: Lecture #5