Bologna - Italy    23 - 27 / 09 / 2024

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Cersaie 2012: Conferences and Seminars
Conference by Shigeru Ban

Wednesday 26 September - 10.00 a.m.
Galleria dell'Architettura - Gallery 25/26

In cooperation with the Department of Architecture, University of Bologna


Speaker Shigeru Ban More

Shigeru Ban


Biographical notes
Shigeru Ban, who was born in Tokyo in 1957, attended at Southern California Institute of Architecture and graduated from Cooper Union School of Architecture in 1984. In 1985, he established Shigeru Ban Architects, a private practice in Tokyo. In 1995, He started working as a consultant of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and at the same time established an NGO, Voluntary Architects’ Network (VAN) in 1995. Renowned for his works with innovative ideas such as “Curtain Wall House”, “Japan Pavilion Hannover EXPO 2000”, “Nicolas G. Hayek Center”, “Centre Pompidou-Metz”, he is today based in his three offices at Tokyo, New York and Paris. Meanwhile, he contributes his knowledge, skills and energy for the disaster relief projects such as Paper Log House (Kobe of Japan in 1995, Turkey in 2000, India in 2002), Paper Church (Kobe,1995), Temporary Elementary School (Chengdu, China 2008) and Container Temporary Housing (Onagawa, Japan in 2011)  He has been awarded a number of prizes, including Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Architecture (2005), l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in France (2010) and Auguste Perret Prize(2011).  Jury of Pritzker Architecture Prize from 2007 to 2009, Professor at Keio University, Japan from 2001 to 2008, Visiting Professor of Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Visiting Professor of Cornell University(2010), and Professor of Kyoto University of Art and Design from 2011.

Moderator Matteo Agnoletto More

Matteo Agnoletto

Architect and researcher Department of Architecture, University of Bologna
Biographical notes
Matteo Agnoletto is a researcher in architectural composition at the Department of Architecture of the University of Bologna. He has worked in the practices of Renzo Piano and Jean Nouvel. From 2003 to 2008 he was chief editor of the magazine Parametro. From 2005 to 2008 he collaborated with the architecture section at the Triennale in Milan under the direction of Fulvio Irace. He gained his research doctorate with supervisor Cino Zucchi. He is the coordinator of the “Ricerca Emilia” laboratory set up by the University of Bologna to coordinate the post-earthquake activities in the municipalities affected by the earthquake. He recently published “La campagna necessaria” (Quodlibet 2012).



Video interview

Shigeru Ban