Exhibition at Kudan House
18th - 26th November
Opens at 10am, final entry at 6pm
@ kudan house
1 Chome-15-9 Kudankita, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 102-0073
This bi-lingual exhibition investigates the tactics and strategies used by Japanese and Australian landscape architects to implement innovative design outcomes that respond to the cultural and ecological specificity of their regions.
Spread throughout Tokyo's unique Kudan House, the exhibition offers an immersive experience of eight landscape projects by award-winning designers. Working with audio-visual media, the exhibition mixes designer interviews, site footage and drawings to reveal how these designers achieve outcomes that positively contribute to environmental, economic, and cultural futures.
Funded by the Australia-Japan Foundation, University of Melbourne and RMIT University, the exhibition draws on cross-cultural reflections to rethink the way that
Australian and Japanese landscape architecture is understood and presented. Conversations with a further twelve Australian and Japanese landscape architects explore critical issues facing practice including questions of professional and cultural identity, the design possibilities of working outside the city and the role of global connections.
This exhibition has been generously supported by Toho Leo Co. and the Japan Landscape Architects Union.
Key events include:
Panel Discussion / Talk Session
Sunday 26th November 2pm-5pm
featuring visiting Australian landscape architects Jane Irwin (Jane Irwin Landscape Architecture), Kirsten Bauer (ASPECT Studios), and Japan's Toru Mitani and Hiroki Hasegawa (studio-on-site), Tatsuya Hiraga, (Landscape Plus) , Eiko Tomura (Eiko Tomura Landscape Architects) and Kiyohito Tamotsu (Losfee), along with Yusuke Nakashima and Saran Kim
Jillian Walliss is an Associate Professor in landscape architecture at the University of Melbourne. Her research explores the relationship between theory, culture, and contemporary design practice.
Heike Rahman is a Senior Lecturer in landscape architecture at RMIT University.
Her research combines design practices and contemporary urbanism with a special focus on theory, technology and urban ecology.
In collaboration with
Saran Kim is a recent graduate of the Master of Architecture at the University of Melbourne.. Originally from Japan, Saran's involvement in the project has encompassed interviewing and translating Japanese landscape architects, exhibition curation, graphic design, web design and multimedia production.
(1 Chome-15-9 Kudankita, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 102-0073)
Built in 1927 by Tachu Naito, Shichiro Kigo and Kenji Imai, heritage-listed kudan house is a corporate members-only business innovation hub, utilised as a venue for business salons targeted at the next generation of business leaders, corporate members’ professional development training, and remote meetings. (Not publicly accessible. Inquire to arrange a visit or use)