xLAB Program

xLAB Program Community, Mobility and Diversity. Cosponsored by Shinkenchiku-sha, xLAB UCLA, Department of architecture and Department of socio-cultural environmental studies at the University of Tokyo

The xLAB Summer Program is an event to explore the role of architecture in the future society with students from universities who study advanced architectural education in North America, Europe and Asia. For speakers,we invite researchers and practitioners from a wide range of fields from digital technology to business and science. It aims to exploit their cutting edge knowledge to expand areas of architecture and promote the possibility of collaboration with a wide range of industries. xLAB サマー・プログラムは、世界各国の先進的な建築教育を行う大学の学生と、これからの社会における建築の役割を考えるイベントです。国際的・学際的な登壇者によるセミナーやスタジオを軸として、デジタル・テクノロジーからビジネス、科学まで、多岐にわたる領域から研究者や実務者を招きます。建築が扱う領域を拡張し、幅広い産業とのコラボレーションの可能性を促進させることを目的としています。最新テクノロジーが、今日までの産業の枠組みを横断して新しい環境をつくり出す都市で、建築の役割をどこに求めていくのか、2020年の東京オリンピックとそれを取り巻く「コミュニティ」「モビリティ」「ダイバーシティ」の3つのテーマを通して考えます。

About xLAB Summer Program

The xLAB Summer Program is an event to explore the role of architecture in the future society with students from universities who study advanced architectural education in North America, Europe and Asia. For speakers,we invite researchers and practitioners from a wide range of fields from digital technology to business and science. It aims to exploit their cutting edge knowledge to expand areas of architecture and promote the possibility of collaboration with a wide range of industries.
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Studio

Throughout the 2 weeks program, studio works are held at the KOIL / Kashiwanoha open innovation lab. Students in department of architecture from various universities both in Japan and overseas are divided into two studios. In the studios, unlike ordinary design workshops where individual students work on their tasks given by instructors, studio members research and discuss on their own under the guidance of instructors to approach to the theme of the summer program with the policy and viewpoint set by the studio.

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Seminar

In the xLAB Summer Program, various seminars will be held throughout the two weeks. In the first three days, six seminars will be held for students participating in the studio. In order to expand the capabilities of students, seminars will be given by lecturers who are active globally and in fields that are not directly related to construction or have collaboration with architectures yet have a different perspective from architectural design such as science and technology, management, engineering and robotics. In addition to these seminars, faculty lecturers, roundtable discussions by studio instructors and guests and keynote sessions by guests and directors will also be held.

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