Symposium on Japanese Architecture

On the occasion of the celebration of the 20th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Embassy of Japan in BiH cordially announces a symposium on Japanese architecture with a renowned Japanese architect and professor at the University of Tokyo Yusuke OBUCHI and Mr. Mensur Demir on behalf of a famous BiH architect Mr. Amir Vuk Zec.

The symposium will take place on Thursday, May 26 at 18:00h, at The Burence Hall, Faculty of Architecture, University of Sarajevo. The event will be held in English. Entrance is free.

The title of the lecture by Prof. Obuchi is ''Architecture in the Age of Cyborgs'', and he will discuss current digital fabrication research in architecture at his design laboratory at the prestigious University of Tokyo. He will present a series of design research projects exploring the intersection of humans and 3D printing technology for the production of architectural constructs.

Yusuke Obuchi is an Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Tokyo, where he has directed Obuchi Laboratory in the Department of Architecture since 2010. He studied architecture at Princeton University, Southern California Institute of Architecture, and the University of Toronto. He has previously taught at Princeton University, Harvard University's Graduate School of Design, the University of Kentucky, and the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He had previously worked for Reiser-Umemoto in New York and ROTO Architects in Los Angeles. His research projects have been published and exhibited widely in the U.S. and Europe.