FREE Screening of Yamazaki’s “Nakagin Capsule Tower: Japanese Metabolist Landmark on the Edge of Destruction”


Sep 13, 2017
06:00 PM until 07:30 PM


The UB School of Architecture and Planning will host a screening of Yamazaki's film Nakagin Capsule Tower: Japanese Metabolist Landmark on the Edge of Destruction (2010), Wed. Sept. 13, 6 pm - 7:30 pm, in Hayes Hall 403 on UB's South Campus. The screening to be followed by a Q&A with Yamazaki and Nicholas Bruscia, clinical assistant professor of architecture, who leads UB's study abroad program in Tokyo. This event is FREE and open to the public.

The Nakagin Capsule Tower, completed in 1972 and designed by Kisho Kurokawa, is a rare built example of the modern Japanese architectural movement Metabolism. Tracing the history of postwar Japanese architecture and reviewing the characteristics of the Nakagin Capsule Tower, this documentary examines the controversy over the building's future.

Rima Yamazaki is an independent documentary filmmaker who specializes in contemporary art and architecture. Yamazaki will use her Fall 2017 Creative Arts Initiative residency to create a documentary film about architecture in Buffalo, NY, in partnership with Preservation Buffalo Niagara.




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