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Tokyo Then, Tokyo Now

Tokyo Then, Tokyo Now

A colloquium funded in part by the Arts Initiative, a program of UCLA Arts & UCLA Theater Film and Television. Special thanks to the UCLA Center for Japanese Studies.

Saturday, May 31, 2008
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Perloff Hall
Decafe (Room 1302)
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Event Schedule

9:00-9:25: COFFEE

9:25-9:30: Introduction


a) Oblique Trajectories: Contrasting the Future and Urban development of Mexicon City and Tokyo

b) Going Nowhere>>Where to Now? Los Angeles Re-imagined through the Tokyo transit Example

c) Tokyo Mass Transit: Kago to Shinkansen


a) Metabolism Ring

b) Spanning the Century: From Tokyo Bay to Fibercity

c) The Burning Desire for International Acceptance: The Olympic Games in Tokyo


a) Undressing Japan, Understanding Japanese Fashion

b) Critical Consumerism-Social Discourse in Contemporary Architectural Practices

c) Spaces of Political Representation and the Public Realm Activation of Open Public space in Dense Metropolitan Areas

12:00-12:30: LUNCH BREAK


a) Tokyo Subcenter Strategy

b) House not Home: The Commodification of Japanese Dwellings


a) Tokyo [EXTRACT] Strategies of Urban Representation in Film

b) The City of Tomorrow: A Reflection of the Past

c) Representation in Anime: A Thirty Year Look at Future Tokyo


a) Superflat Art. Superflat Architecture?

b) Tokyo: Techno City, a Study of Theory, Architecture and Popular Culture

2:40-3:00: Concluding Discussion

Sponsor(s): Arts Initiative Program, UCLA Arts & UCLA Theater Film and Television.

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