20 May 2018

co+labo radović    Keio Architecture book, www site launch and - a lecture by Shigeru Ban 
On 21 May 2018 co+labo joined forces with Kobayashi Lab (Keio SFC) to organise the launch of KEIO ARCHITECTURE, an international, interdisciplinary and collaborative Research, Design-Research and Education Hub - by launching first Keio Architecture book, Keio Architecture web-site and celebrating them with a lecture by Shigeru Ban, who teaches architecture at Keio. The event was opened by Yoko Hamada, Dean of the Faculty of Environment and Information Studies.  Hiroto Kobayashi introduced our new web-site and Darko Radović, while introducing Keio Architecture book and Comprehensive Design Workshop briefly spoke about the history of architectural and urban design education at the oldest university in Japan, the significance of the present moment and the things to come, the realisation of "Keio Architecture Dream". After the concluding words by Kohei Itoh, Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology, at the cocktail party Keio Architecture staff had an opportunity to discuss plans and ideas with representatives of a number of major Japanese companies and organisations involved in production of space (below). 
The shortest summary of KEIO ARCHITECTURE is that it was conceived as a hub, jointly organized and co-managed by Department of System Design Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology and Centre for Space and Environment Design Engineering, School of Science for Open and Environmental Systems, Graduate School of Science and Technology at Yagami Campus, and Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Faculty of Policy Management, and Graduate School of Media and Governance at Shonan Fujisawa Campus (SFC).
The quality of KEIO ARCHITECTURE is based on the participating laboratories, headed by professors (in alphabetic order) Jorge Almazán, Toshiharu Ikaga, Yasushi Ikeda, Hajime Ishikawa, Tatsuya Kishimoto, Hiroto Kobayashi, Masayuki Kohiyama, Shohei Matsukawa, Akira Mita, Hajime Narukawa, Darko Radović and Yuko Shirai.
This blog and new web-site will be bringing news from KEIO ARCHITECTURE + its founding member, co+labo radović.