Architectural theorist and author of "Learning from Akihabara: The Birth of a Personapolis"
Kaichiro Morikawa taught at Waseda University's Advanced Research Institute for Science and Engineering before taking a position as visiting professor at Kuwasawa Design School. A critical theorist, he is the author of "Learning from Akihabara: The Birth of a Personapolis" (2003) and author and co-editor of "OTAKU: persona = space = city" (2004). Morikawa also served as commissioner of the Japanese pavilion at the Venice Biennale 9th International Architecture Exhibition in 2004.
About Lecture Series: 'DOUBLE EDGE'
Japan and Los Angeles form the eastern and western edges of the world, and diverse cultures and technological advances have flowed to and accumulated at these edges. This series will connect those edges to create a new center for the world and a platform for projecting the future of technology, culture and design around the globe.
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