Colloques & Conférences


16th International Docomomo Conference

16th International Docomomo Conference
Tokyo, Japan, 2020
DATE: 15-18/9/2020
The candidacy from Docomomo Japan to organise the 16th International Docomomo Conference, in Tokyo, was approved in the 15th Docomomo Council Meeting, last August 30, 2018, at Cankarjev Dom.

The 16th International Docomomo Conference will take place in Tokyo, organized by Docomomo Japan, between the 15th and the 18th September 2020, under the theme « Resilient Inheritability: Sharing Values of Global Modernity ».

Theme:
Resilient Inheritability – Sharing Values of Global Modernity
Today, not only in Europe, but in Japan, South America, Africa and throughout the world, the architectural cultural heritage that we call the “Modern Movement” (MoMo) has been exposed to the major force of conscious/unconscious destructions.
We can trace the causes to three reasons:

1.Popular Ignorance of the MOMO
2.Self-Vulnerability of MoMo
3.Skepticism towards MoMoIdeology

Hence, we are embarking on a mission to mitigate these three elements of threat which are endangering the MoMo. We are calling for, not only, those experts who are directly and indirectly connected to the movement, but all the people interested in the protection of the MOMO in a renewed future, to come together to offer knowledge and experience. There are, also, three types of knowledge that we must collect from the global community. From the experts:
1. Knowledge of relativization and reinterpretation;
2. Technology, methodology and policy to revitalize the value and the vitality of the MOMO. And, from the adults gathered around the experts and the children who will carry our world towards the future;
3. Knowledge of education and enlightenment.

Subthemes:
1. Celebrating Sports / Lasting Sports
2. Housing
3. Technology and Materials
4. Timber Structure
5. Education and Theory
6. Publication and Documentation
7. City and Landscape
8. Local / Global
9. Metabolism / Re-
10. Design and Furniture

Venue:
The conference will be in the Ueno Cultural District, at
– Tokyo Cultural Hall designed by Kunio Maekawa;
– National Museum of Western Art designed by Le Corbusier;
– Tokyo University of Art and Tokyo National Research Institute for Cultural Properties.

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INFORMATION : info@docomomo2020.com

Séance de travail⎜Tokyo, ville olympique

Date : Déc. 5, 2018, 17:00-19:00
Lieu : Salle 601, Maison Franco-Japonaise

Organisateurs :
Raphaël LANGUILLON-AUSSEL, Pierre GRAS, Lucas TIPHINE (Université de Lyon).
Rémi SCOCCIMARRO (MFJ)

Objectif :
Identifier un réseau d’experts capables de proposer des éléments d’analyse sur la dimension urbaine des JO 2020 à Tokyo, avant et après l’événement, sur tous les thèmes associés (mutations sociospatiales, villes intelligentes, recyclage, mobilités, etc.). Créer un environnement stimulant et accueillant pour des étudiants et étudiantes qui souhaiteraient d’intéresser à ces enjeux (au moins une étudiante de l’Université de Lyon déjà identifiée, qui sera présente).

Contextualisation : Voir note de Raphaël LANGUILLON-AUSSEL en annexe

Déroulement :

  • Introduction de la séance (10’) : Raphaël LANGUILLON-AUSSEL
  • 
Intervention de Pierre GRAS (15’) : “Jeux olympiques d’été : des grands événements aux grands équipements, une comparaison internationale”
  • 
Intervention de Raphaël LANGUILLON-AUSSEL (15’) : “Tokyo, ville olympique ; géohistoire des dynamiques d’aménagement olympique”
- Réaction de Rémi SCOCCIMARRO (15’) et/ou d’un interlocuteur japonais (à définir)
- Pause (10/15’)
- Discussion générale et échanges (40’)
- Conclusion et pistes de recherches croisées France/Japon (10’) : Michel LUSSAULT

Programme Tokyo ville olympique

Cadrage Tokyo ville olympique


Colloque⎜Cerfs-volants du Japon : à la croisée des arts

20-21 décembre 2018, 8h30-17h
Auditorium de la Galerie Colbert
2, rue Vivienne Paris 2e

Entrée libre

Organisateurs : Cécile Laly (CREOPS, Nichibunken), Jean-Sébastien Cluzel (CREOPS, Paris-Sorbonne université), Inaga Shigemi (Nichibunken)

Programme en français / Program in English

Dans le cadre du programme « Japonisme 2018 » célébrant le 160e anniversaire des relations diplomatiques entre la France et le Japon, mais aussi à l’occasion du 60e anniversaire du Pacte d’amitié et de coopération entre les villes de Paris et de Kyoto, en partenariat avec l’International Research Center for Japanese Studies de Kyoto, et avec le soutien de Sciencescope – Association des étudiants et chercheurs francophones au Japon, le Centre de Recherche sur l’Extrême-Orient de Paris-Sorbonne (CREOPS) organise les 20 et 21 décembre 2018 un colloque de deux jours consacrés aux cerfs-volants japonais. Les deux journées se dérouleront à l’Auditorium de la Galerie Colbert.

 

 

Conférence (vidéo) ⎜Japan’s Modern Castles: Reclaiming the Past and Proclaiming the Future

Conférencier : Ran Zwigenberg (Assistant Professor of Asian Studies, History and Jewish Studies, Pennsylvania State University)

Cette conférence présente un ouvrage en cours de parution.

Both home and abroad, Japan’s castles serve as prominent symbols of local, regional, and national identity. Castles occupy the center of most major Japanese cities and are universally recognizable as sites of heritage and as a link to the nation’s past. The current prominence of castles obscures their troubled modern history. After the restoration of 1868, castles, no longer of immediate military significance, became symbols of authority, on one hand, and of vaunted tradition on the other. Castles were major sites of exhibitions, where they were often contrasted with Japan’s achievements in acquiring modern technology, serving as potent illustrations of Wakon-yōsai (Japanese spirit and Western technology). As the specific role castles played changed over time, they became sites of fierce contention. Particularly, castles were a major factor in the militarization of Japanese society before the Second World War and, after 1945, were important tools for demilitarizing Japan both physically and symbolically to turn it into a “nation of peace and culture.” This talk examines Japan’s castles from the late nineteenth century to the present to reconsider narratives of continuity and change in modern Japan; examining the changing role of castles in Japan’s troubled politics of history.

Ran Zwigenberg est l’auteur de Hiroshima: The Origins of Global Memory Culture, Cambridge University Press, 2014.

 


Conférence⎜ Minka: Japanese traditional farmhouses — its legacy, lessons and future

Monday, June 25, 2018
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
Temple University, Japan Campus, Azabu Hall 1F Parliament
Conférenciers : Yoshihiro Takishita, architect and minka restorer
Azby Brown, former director of the Future Design Institute at the Kanazawa Institute of Technology and member of Safecast
Modérateur : Kyle Cleveland, Associate Director of ICAS
Langue : anglais
RSVP : icas@tuj.temple.edu
Accès
Informations
Les vidéos des conférences de l’ICAS (Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies) sont disponibles en ligne ici.

 

Overview:
The Japanese minka — traditional farmhouses — have been celebrated worldwide as vernacular architectural masterpieces. Once ubiquitous and found in incredible variety throughout the Japanese archipelago, they are rapidly disappearing as lifestyles change and rural towns age and depopulate. A minka preservation movement has arisen, however, and an increasing number of forward-thinking individuals have devoted themselves to restoring and reusing these inspirational buildings. The motivations are not simply aesthetic, as the traditional Japanese farmstead was a model of sustainable design, careful use of scarce resources, and superb integration with natural surroundings, all of which are crucial aspects of any successful approach to the challenges we face in the future. This talk will bring together a leading minka restorer and an expert in traditional Japanese buildings and sustainable practices to discuss the unique characteristics of minka and how learning from them can better prepare us for a beautiful and sustainable future.

 

 


Conférence⎜Tokyo: in Praise of Void. An introduction to Prostho-Urbanism Principles

Jeudi 14 juin 2018 à 18h30 
Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris-Malaquais
14 rue Bonaparte – Paris – salle 206 du bâtiment Perret
Conférencier : Rafael A. Balboa
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L’extraordinaire plasticité de Tokyo et sa transformation perpétuelle semblent échapper à toute pensée orthodoxe de la ville, à toute élaboration discursive de l’urbanisme, ou sur l’urbanisme. Pour comprendre ce phénomène, il est utile d’explorer la métaphore hybride du corps humain, à la fois organique et mécaniciste. C’est ce que propose le « prostho-urbanism, ou « urbanisme prothétique » : envisager l’urbain dans ses capacités plastiques d’adaptation aux évolutions de son milieu environnant, et les relations de l’architecture à ses composantes comme celle d’une prothèse à son corps, certes central mais peut-être vide…

Rafael A. Balboa
Correspondant au Japon pour la revue d’architecture italienne Domus, Rafael A. Balboa vit à Tokyo depuis 13 ans. Après avoir obtenu un master à l’université de Tokyo dans le studio Chiba Manabu Lab (précédemment nommé le Tadao Ando Lab), il réalise un doctorat dans la même université sous la direction du professeur Kengo Kuma. Il est désormais chercheur invité à l’université de Tokyo et à l’université de Keio, ainsi que conférencier dans plusieurs écoles d’architecture au Japon et à l’étranger. Ses travaux de recherche portent sur l’application des métaphores urbaines, avec un intérêt particulier pour l’“’urbanisme prothétique” et la “Tératologie urbaine”.
Membre de la JIA (Japan Institute of Architects), il co-fonde et dirige son agence d’architecture et d’urbanisme STUDIO WASABI depuis 2013, réalisant des projets diversifiés de l’échelle domestique à l’échelle urbaine, au Japon, Mexique, Latvia et à Jakarta. Depuis 2017, il est le directeur de Casa Nano, une résidence artistique de Tokyo qui fait partie de la fondation Casa Wabi au Mexique et qui a été conçue par Tadao Ando en 2014.


Conférence⎜State Policy and Property Bubbles ― Japan and China Compared

Vendredi 15 juin 2018, 28h30-20h
Maison franco-japonais, Tokyo
Salle 601
Conférencière : Natacha Aveline (CNRS)
(Conférence en anglais sans traduction)
Modératrice: Sophie BUHNIK (UMIFRE 19 – MFJ)
Organisation: UMIFRE 19 – MFJ

Two decades after the bust of the « land bubble » in Japan,  China is experiencing a large-scale property boom. This presentation will highlight the commonalities of the speculative mechanisms in the two countries, and give account of their divergent management by state authorities. During the period between the two property booms, China’s central state has learned lessons from the systemic crises caused by real estate crashes in both Japan and in the USA. This has encouraged a policy avoiding the financialization of real estate based on US norms, and providing  « just-in-time » responses to markets signals in the housing sector.
Profil :
Natacha Aveline, PhD in urban geography, is currently permanent research director at the French National Research Center (CNRS) where she specializes in land policies and property markets. She is affiliated with the laboratory Géographie-cités (University Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne) and lectures at Science Po. She spent eleven years in East Asia, serving inter allia as director of the CNRS North Asia regional (2006-2010), and as fellow researcher at the French Research Institute on Japan (UMIFRE 19 – MFJ) in Tokyo and the French Centre for Research on Contemporary China (CEFC) in Hong Kong. Aveline’s publications focused initially on Japanese urban issues (The land bubble in Japan, The city and the rail in Japan, …) but her work is now taking a comparative perspective across Northeast Asia (Globalization and new intra-urban dynamics in Asian cities, The Invisible Population―The Place of the Dead in East Asian Megacities) owing to the support of French and European funding programs.

Conférence⎜ Japan’s Modern Castles: Reclaiming the Past and Proclaiming the Future

Mercredi 13 juin 2018, 11h-13h 
Centre de recherches sur le Japon de l’EHESS
Salle 7-51, 54 boulevard Raspail
Conférencier : Ran Zwigenberg (Université de Pennsylvania State)
Modératrice : Caroline Bodolec (CECMC-CCJ/EHESS)


« Both home and abroad, Japan’s castles serve as prominent symbols of local, regional, and national identity. Castles occupy the center of most major Japanese cities and are universally recognizable as sites of heritage and as a link to the nation’s past.  The current prominence of castles obscures their troubled modern history. After the restoration of 1868, castles, no longer of immediate military significance, became symbols of authority, on one hand, and of vaunted tradition on the other.  Castles were major sites of exhibitions, where they were often contrasted with Japan’s achievements in acquiring modern technology, serving as potent illustrations of Wakon-yōsai (Japanese spirit and Western technology). As the specific role castles played changed over time, they became sites of fierce contention. Particularly, castles were a major factor in the militarization of Japanese society before the Second World War and, after 1945, were important tools for demilitarizing Japan both physically and symbolically to turn it into a “nation of peace and culture.” This talk examines Japan’s castles from the late nineteenth century to the present to reconsider narratives of continuity and change in modern Japan; examining the changing role of castles in Japan’s troubled politics of history. »