We are proud to present our local version of S AM Swiss Architecture Museum’s brilliant exhibition, introducing the thinking and practices of a new generation of Japanese architects and urbanists that creatively “make do” with limited resources, with found materials, or with existing spaces.
Make Do With Now introduces the thinking and projects of a new generation of architects and urban practitioners working in Japan today. Born between the mid-1970s and mid-1990s, the architects featured in the exhibition largely entered professional practice following the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Fukushima nuclear disaster. This is a generation that must grapple with a range of urgent problems currently facing the country, including a declining, graying population and an emptying countryside; the proliferation of vacant houses across the nation; profit-driven urban development, mostly without the involvement of architects; a stagnant economy; and, of course, the global climate crisis. The exhibition both challenges Western stereotypes of Japanese architecture and invites us to learn from Japan in new ways and includes examples of new Danish architecture in line with the Japanese ‘renovation generation’.
First, CAFx’ director Josephine Michau will welcome you to Copenhagen Architecture Festival’s localities in a radically transformed bank building on Halmtorvet 27, adding a ‘meta layer’ to the content of the exhibition. Then, the curator, Yuma Shinohara, and the director of Swiss Architecture in Basel, Andreas Ruby, will give an introduction to the exhibition and its background. Lastly, you will have the chance to see the exhibition and grab a drink with your friends and colleagues.
Free of charge - just come! Free drinks are served.