Laboratory of Comparative Study on Architecture and Urabn Culture
Studies of architectures and urban cities in poor regions
Slightly over 10 percent of the world’s population, which is about to exceed the 8 billion-mark, is living in developed nations. About one-fourth of the population is suffering from poverty. It is safe to say that, in the conventional urban theories, discussions are being made to address problems only for the “privileged,” who live in advanced nations, by excluding those living in poverty. The theories, therefore, have produced models not applicable to developing nations. Our laboratory will take critical views on such discussions and dare to tackle the issues of architectures and urban cities from the viewpoint of poverty.
|Architectural Institute of Japan|
JAPAN ASSOCIATION FOR NILO-ETHIOPIAN STUDIES
International Council on Monuments and Sites
Architectural history, Architectural designs, Urban planning
Students will learn the basics of architectures and urban designs through projects we conduct. At the same time, they will be engaged discussions in line with our basic mission to ponder “what is happiness for humankind” in the global environment and think about the urban problems, which have been long forgotten.
- Projects to improve slum districts in developing nations
- Projects to research historical downtown areas
- Projects to study resilience to disasters