Online Docomomo School Tokyo Japan 2020+1 Resilient Inheritance: Learning from Daikan-Yama Hillside Terrace by Fumihiko Maki, 26th July – 4th August 2021

In the context of the 16th International Docomomo Conference Tokyo Japan 2020+1, Docomomo International invites bachelor and master students to participate on the Online Docomomo School 2020+1 Tokyo, happening from 26th July to 4th August 2021.

In 2021, the DOCOMOMO Online School will be focusing on in-depth research on urban modern heritage and its relation to Japanese culture. People have lived and will continue to live in modern neighbourhoods and sites that represent 20th century urban heritage. Daikan-yama Hillside Terrace in Tokyo, is such an example of a modern architecture and urban masterpiece, designed between 1969 and 1992 by Pritzker Prize winner Fumihiko Maki (1928). Through studying this masterpiece, we will learn that modern architectural heritage is not just a symbol or an object frozen in time but a collective form still active, that must be woven into history and context to ensure its future.

Faced with the COVID19 pandemic challenges, in 2020 the biannual DOCOMOMO Student Workshop had to be postponed and has now been transformed into the Online DOCOMOMO School. It will offer an intensive 10-day online program that will be organised around teams of international tutors and students. Students in Tokyo serving as physical sensors will identify connections to the context and the urban fabric that will enable the International Students to weave them into their designs. It will lead students to explore and experience together the meaning and significance of conservation and preservation of 20th century cultural heritage.

Fumihiko Maki, who was a member of the seminal post-war architecture movement Metabolism, will play a prominent role in the Online DOCOMOMO School Tokyo 2020+1. Maki will provide theoretical content, while his office will make available the background information necessary to understand the Daikan-Yama Hillside Terrace site that adjoins the historic Asakura House of 1919.

26th July to 4th August 2021

Application Guidelines
Application period: 1st February, –20th May, 2021 (JST)

Please go to the website to find more info: Online DOCOMOMO School Tokyo 2020+1