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KUMAMOTO ARTPOLIS : Architecture through Communication


17 September 2008

Professor Tom Heneghan, Chair of Architecture at the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning will present a talk entitled Constructing Japan, as part of the Kumamoto Artoplis: Architecture through Communication exhibition. Presented by the Japan Foundation Sydney, Kumamoto Artpolis (KAP) is a worldwide travelling exhibition that features 73 images and sketches of outstanding architecture, spread over two exclusive venues: the Japan Foundation Gallery and Tusculum, home of the Australian Institute of Architects.

Professor Heneghan has had a long association with architecture in Japan as he co-constructed the Grasslands Agricultural Institute, a key project in KAP with Inga Dagfinnsdottir. In Constructing Japan, Professor Heneghan will be describing the Kumamoto Artpolis program as a catalyst in the creation of the contemporary architecture of Japan, and architecture's role in community renewal. He will also be speaking about the related Toyama 'Machi no Kao' program, and run through a number of projects he designed while working in Japan.

The event details are:
Date: Friday 19 September, 6:30pm
Venue: Japan Foundation Multipurpose RoomLevel 1, Chifley Plaza, 2 Chifley Square, Sydney
Admission: Free. Bookings are essential.
RSVP to reception@jpf.org.au or on (02) 8239 0055
*Places are limited so we advise to book early to avoid disappointment

Further further details, please see: http://www.jpf.org.au/02_events/artpolis/index.html