Cité internationale des arts Residency Program

1 October 2015
I have completed the residency program at Cité internationale des arts in Paris through July–September 2015.
Thank you very much for all your supports on my research.

Mikhail Karikis “Work Quartet” Film Screening + Performance

3 March 2014
We are pleased to have the event of Mikhail Karikis, on 10th April 2014 in Tokyo.
Mikhail Karikis’s first screening in Japan of “Work Quartet” including Sounds from Beneath which got a great responce at Aichi Triennale 2013 and latest work Children of Unquiet. Also The Highflyer will be performed.
Promotion Film:

Date: Thr. 10 April, 2014 19:30–21:30( 19:00 doors open)
Venue: space&cafe Polepole Za Higashi Nakano 4-4-1 Nakano-ku, Tokyo
Addmission: 2,000 JPY (Reserved 1,800 JPY)
Reservation: Please email include your name, number of tickets, and telephone number to
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Akihisa Hirata: Tangling at Grand-Hornu Images

8 April 2013
We are pleased to have the opening reception of Akihisa Hirata Tangling, on 20th April 2013.

Opening Reception: April 20 (Saturday), 18:30–
Venue: Grand-Hornu Images — Rue Sainte-Louise, 82 7301 Hornu (Boussu), Belgium
Further information:

We also have a conference at BOZAR, (Rue Ravensteinstraat 23, 1000 Brussels, Belgium) on 22nd.

We are looking forward to seeing you!

Akihisa Hirata: Tangling

7 July 2012
I have been working for the exhibition Akihisa Hirata: Tangling (18 September – 17 November 2012) which will be opened during London Design Festival.
It is his first ever solo show abroad, and he will exhibit an immersive 1:1 scale installation – a contorted loop – to distil his architecture’s essence into a large-scale experiential structure. Over a hundred study models and conceptual sketches will be presented on and within the structure, as well as an interview with the architect and intimate films of his projects, illustrating Hirata’s view of architecture and ecology, form and function, as a complex, interwoven ‘tangle’.

How Did Architects Respond Immediately after 3/11 (The Great East Japan Earthquake)?

14 March 2012
Traveling exhibition How Did Architects Respond Immediately after 3/11 (The Great East Japan Earthquake)? has started from Sendai (2 March 2012 – 18 March 2012) and at The Japan Cultural Institute in Paris (6 March 2012 – 31 March 2012).
I had been working for this exhibition as an editor to make the exhibition panels, organize the contents including films, models, furniture and cardboard shelters that were actually used in the evacuation shelters.

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camera japan 2011

8 September 2011
The film from the exhibition, architecture as a piece of nature in April will be shown at the lecture during camera japan (Japanese film festival).

Sun. 25/09, 17:00, LantarenVenster / Rotterdam

I will be there, so please join us!


8 September 2011
We are pleased to report that the exhibition ARCHITECTURE AS A PIECE OF NATURE finished in Milan on April 29th with a very positive response. Over 350 visitors attended the opening reception, with hundreds more passing through the gallery during Design week.
We’ve posted a short film on our website showing the exhibition. We are thankful for the tremendous support and feedback, and we look forward to welcoming you at the the next venue.
N.Shibata / M.Mezulis

Exhibition website

Interviews with Maris Mezulis, Sou Fujimoto, Akihisa Hirata, Junya Ishigami

Views of the opening reception

This exhibition focuses on three leading figures of the new ‘young generation’: Sou Fujimoto, Junya Ishigami and Akihisa Hirata. Directed by Maris Mezulis, the exhibition projects a view of the architects’ ideas and inspirations through a stream of images, offering a comprehensive yet experiential understanding of the architects’ unique vision. Premiering at Spazio FMG Gallery during Milan Design Week 2011, the exhibition will travel worldwide throughout 2012.

LLOVE icon design workshop with Nikki from Thonik

13 October 2010
I am now organizing the design workshop by Nikki from Thonik for LLOVE.
Thonik is the graphic designer of LLOVE will give a design workshop on 16th  October.
Please bring something concerning about LOVE for you.
Then you can make the LLOVE icons with Nikki.
As you can see in the wall paper, there are some icons like famous people, rabbit, watermelon.
You can make new LLOVE icons based on Thonik design, maybe better than them!?
The icons you design are going to show on the website or somewhere in the building of LLOVE.
Please join us!

Date: October 16 13:00-18:00
Venue: Daikanyama i Studio. Ebisu-nishi 1-36-10, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (the site of LLOVE)

How to join the workshop:
Send email to with your name, profession, email. telephone number.
Even you will not join the workshop, you can drop by there.
If you want to come to see, please send email to in advance.

NOTE: Please bring your own computer with Adobe Illustorator.

If you have any questions, please contact to

JDS Lectures and Exhibition in Japan

9 March 2010
JDS/Julien De Smedt architects lectures and book launches in Tokyo and Kyoto, exhibition in Kyoto.
I am working on this project as a coordinator/PR  in Japan.

Conversation@INAX GINZA, Tokyo
14:30 — 16:00 Wednesday, March 31, 2010
admission ¥500 (includes entry to JDS Lecture event at 18:30)
Please register your attendance here

ARCHITECTURAL DYNAMICS – A Conversation with Julien de Smedt
Julien de Smedt, Founder, JDS Architects)
Julian Worrall
(Assistant Professor, Director of LLLABO, Institute for Advanced Study, Waseda University)
Bruno Peeters
(Architect-Professor, Sint-Lucas School of Architecture, Belgium)
Norio Watanabe
(Ishiyama Laboratory, Architecture Department, Waseda University and Principal of METAVORTEX)

Lecture@INAX GINZA, Tokyo
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
18:00 — Doors open
18:30 — Lecture
20:00 — 21:00 Agenda Book launch reception
admission ¥500

Symposium@Sfera, Kyoto
Friday, April 2, 2010
17:30 — Doors open
18:00 — Lecture Symposium “Case of Dezain 10: Julien De Smedt x Eizo Okada”
19:30 — Agenda Book launch reception
admission ¥500

JDS/Julien De Smedt Architects
Exhibition@Sfera, Kyoto
April 2-May 9, 2010
17 Benzaiten-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0086
Gallery Hours 11:00 — 20:00, closed Wednesday
admission free

Agendibition is an exhibition of architecture through the expansion of a book, turning a narrative into a space. Presented as a spatial experience, the book is laid out so that the entire contents can be seen all at once on the gallery walls. The pages are supplemented by physical models and images on display in the center of the gallery space. Agenda started as an architecture book, occupying the territory between a monograph, a diary, and a collection of essays, interviews, and conversations. It documents the work and thinking of JDS Architects over a specific year marked by crisis, beginning on September 15th, 2008, the day that Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy.
Bringing together diverse forms of content, Agenda is a product of vigilant observation, introspection, and engagement with outside thinkers and collaborators — artists, curators, politicians, authors, economists, journalists, developers, educators, and architects. The final result, on display at Sfera, is the book as it has never been seen before.

In 2008, I wrote an article about JDS on the magazine called Architecture Note.

Here is their book, Agenda which was published by actar at the end of 2009.