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.