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Japan Foundation’s Travelling Exhibition

Struggling Cities From Japanese Urban Projects in the 1960s

9th July 2018 – 17th August 2018, 9am – 5:30pm, Monday – Friday

The Atrium, Faculty of Architecture and Design Victoria University of Wellington, 139 Vivian Street The Embassy of Japan and Victoria University of Wellington, in cooperation with Japan Foundation, are very pleased to announce that the Japan Foundation’s Travelling exhibition – “Struggling Cities: from Japanese Urban Projects in the 1960s” – will take place from 9th July 2018 until 17th August 2018, at The Atrium, Faculty of Architecture and Design, Victoria University of Wellington, 139 Vivian Street.

In the 1960s Tokyo became a megacity. The population reached 20 million and continued growing rapidly.

Newspapers were filled with articles about the problems caused by modernization: traffic congestion, pollution, housing shortages and sinking ground.

This travelling exhibition examines various circumstances of cities in Japan and worldwide up to the present day, and identifies in particular the distinctive aspects of those circumstances as they are manifested in present-day Tokyo. You can expect to see everything from architectural scale models to photographs and slides, along with animations and other audio-visual elements.

Please refer to the Embassy of Japan’s website for more information:


Admission is free.

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