The S AM’s winter exhibition, “Make Do With Now: New Directions in Japanese Architecture” (12 November 2022 – 12 March 2023) shines a light on a younger, lesser-known generation of Japanese architects and urban practitioners who are developing a range of critical, ecological, and social practices that creatively "make do" – with limited resources, with found materials, with existing spaces – while seeking appropriate responses to the urgent problems of the present. To coincide with the exhibition, the S AM is organizing a series of informal talk events bringing protagonists from this burgeoning scene into dialogue with practitioners from the European context. In each talk, which will take place at different venues across Basel, one Japanese practitioner will be paired with a LINA creative based on a theme common to their interests. Short presentations of their work will be followed by an open-format discussion in which members of the audience are actively encouraged to take part.
Photo: Mio Tsuneyama + Fuminori Nousaku, Holes in the House, 2017–. © Ryogo Utatsu