LECTURE “AN ALTERNATIVE2 GUIDE TO JAPAN’S BUILT ENVIRONMENT”
Guest lecturer: Ivan Filipović, Ph.D., Graduate Teaching Assistant, Faculty of Architecture, University of Belgrade
Date: May 20, 2022 (Friday), 12: 00-13: 00
Venue: Museum of Applied Art
“An Alternative2 Guide to Japan’s Built Environment”
Understanding the concept of the built environment is inextricably linked to the elements that are built into it (nature, culture, ecology, economy, etc.). To research this phenomenon, it is necessary to pay special attention to both contextual (social, technological, political) and time determinants (interaction of past, present and future). The specificity of the Japanese built environment, its perception and interpretation is a challenge, precisely because of its complexity, contradictions and underlined (self-proclaimed) uniqueness. Any phenomenon in Japan can be viewed in two ways: from the “outside” and/or “inside”. The lecture ” An Alternative2 Guide to Japan’s Built Environment ” was conceived to provide an “outside” viewpoint. Looking from the sidelines, focusing on space, displaced from the context in which the phenomena originated, it is possible to discover the complex structures that mark Japanese architecture, urbanism and the built environment as unique.