06 05 2015 - lecture AZP

Discussion with Alejandro Zaera-Polo

Alejandro Zaera-Polo delivered a provoking lecture on the meaning of sustainable design and globalization at Shimizu Hall in Tokyo on June 5, 2015. He was joined by Professor Yasushi Ikeda of Keio University and Professor Yusuke Obuchi of the University of Tokyo, as well as Naruki Ohashi of Shimizu corporation. Currently a professor at Princeton University in the Unites States Zaero-Polo is the architect of the revolutionary Yokohama Ferry terminal, which was begun some 15 years ago (http://www.archdaily.com/554132/ad-classics-yokohama-international-passenger-terminal-foreign-office-architects-foa/). The hour long lecture was especially fascinating because it focused on issues that would normally be called sustainable design, without actually using the term. Zaera-Polo explained that he is not against the


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The 2015 Fall Global Innovation Forum is now open for applications! If you are interested in learning the skills needed to build an innovative business or how to come up with creative new ideas this is the place to be. We are conducting an intensive workshop and symposium this fall. September 20th (Sun) Kickoff Day: Discussion on Innovation; icebreaker event. September 21st (Mon) Day 2: Design Thinking workshop. Human-centered mindset and tools. September 22nd (Tue) Day 3: Systems Thinking workshop. Goal oriented mindset and system design methods. September 23rd (Wed) Day 4: Global Innovator Forum Symposium.  Keynote speeches, panel discussions, and presentations. The event will be held in ENGLISH (English