Lecture: Ken Tadashi Oshima
Approaches to the City Invisible
Ken Tadashi Oshima is Professor in the Department of Architecture at the University of Washington where he teaches in the areas of trans-national architectural history, theory, representation, and design. He currently serves as first Vice President of the Society of Architectural Historians and has been an editor and contributor to Architecture + Urbanism for more than ten years, co-authoring the two-volume special issue, Visions of the Real: Modern Houses in the 20th Century (2000).
Oshima’s publications include GLOBAL ENDS: towards the beginning (Toto, 2012), International Architecture in Interwar Japan: Constructing Kokusai Kenchiku (University of Washington Press, 2009) and Arata Isozaki (Phaidon, 2009). He curated "Tectonic Visions Between Land and Sea: Works of Kiyonori Kikutake" (Harvard GSD, 2012), "SANAA: Beyond Borders" (Henry Art Gallery 2007-8), and co-curator of "Crafting a Modern World: The Architecture and Design of Antonin and Noémi Raymond" (University of Pennsylvania, UC Santa Barbara, Kamakura Museum of Modern Art, 2006-7).
This lecture has been organized by History of Art with Taubman College as a co-sponsor.