Toyo Ito – Reflections on the life of Kiyonori Kikutake

A lecture given by Toyo Ito on 16th of October 2012 at Harvard University.

The Metabolist Movement in the 1960s established the foundation from which contemporary architecture in Japan has emerged up to the present. Even today, the visionary architectural and urban projects created by the leading Metabolist Kiyonori Kikutake continue to shine brightly, according to Toyo Ito. In this lecture, he will consider Metabolism's significance today through his rereading of Kikutake's works of that time.