Faculty

Urban Studies

Kenta Kishi

画像:Kenta Kishi

・Transdisciplinary Arts Theory
・Applied Transdisciplinary Arts Theory A
・Transdisciplinary Arts Seminar
・Transdisciplinary Arts Practicum I
・Production Skills Workshop I, II
・Guided Research I, II (Master’s Program)
・Transdisciplinary Arts Research: Expression I, II
・Transdisciplinary Arts Research: Theory I, II
・Guided Research I, II, III (Doctoral Program)

Profile

Born in Tokyo in 1969. After graduating from the Architecture department of Tokyo University of the Arts, Prof. Kishi received a Master of Architecture degree from Cranbrook Academy of Art (Michigan, USA). He then taught in experimental design studios at multiple educational institutions in Singapore before returning to Japan in 1999.

Since 2003, Prof. Kishi has been sponsoring ‘LWL (Lab for the Wonderlandscape)’, an organization which carries out activities blending the fields of architecture, design and art. Recently he has also been involved in research and art activities focused on processes of change in developing cities, with particular attention to Surabaya in Indonesia. Surabaya also serves as the headquarters of Orange House Studio (OHS), an urban studies organization of which he is currently co-director.

Research activities

<Selected exhibitions>

2013
Hokusai Exposed (art director). Old Truman Brewery, London
2008-2009
WonderLandscape Exhibition vol.01, 02 (curator). ZAIM, Yokohama

 

<Selected projects>

2015-Present
‘Alter-shelter’ (workshop; co-director). OHS, Surabaya, Indonesia
2013-2014
‘Impact of urban migration for major cities in Indonesia’ (API-grant research project; director). East Java, Indonesia

 

<Author / editor>

2018
INFLUX – 17 Practices from Forefront of Urban Immigration in Asian Cities –. OHS Press

 

<Speaker / moderator / lecturer>

2018
Living practice: Distilling local knowledge of cohabitation (roundtable moderator). Asia-Africa, a New Axis of Knowledge -Second Edition. International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS). Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Urban studies on transdisciplinary arts (guest lecturer). ITB Summer School. Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia
2017
A concept of the second Asia (keynote speaker). EUROPALIA Arts Festival Indonesia. Brussels, Belgium
2016
Urban mapping and the exploration / cultivation of empty space (workshop leader). IIAS-CSEAS Winter School 2016. International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) / Center for Southeast Asia Studies (CSEAS), Kyoto
2015
The interventions of social practices towards invisible citizens (panel discussion participant). Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Society (IACS) Conference 2015. Surabaya, Indonesia