Wednesday, September 13, 2017
6 pm - 7:30 pm
Hayes Hall 403
Join Rima Yamazaki, an independent documentry filmmaker, for a screening of her film Nakagin Capsule Tower: Japanese Metabolist Landmark on the Edge of Destruction (2010).
The Nakagin Capsule Tower, completed in 1972 and designed by Kisho Kurokawa, is a rare built example of the modern Japanese architectural movement Metabolism. Tracing the history of postwar Japanese architecture and reviewing the characteristics of the Nakagin Capsule Tower, this documentary examines the controversy over the building's future.
Screening to be followed by a Q&A with Yamazaki and Nicholas Bruscia, clinical assistant professor of architecture, who leads UB's study abroad program in Tokyo.
Rima Yamazaki (山﨑梨真) is an independent documentary filmmaker who specializes in contemporary art and architecture. Her practice is an exploration of cinematic expression in documenting, studying and reflecting on the arts. She works as a one-person film crew; all her films are directed, photographed and edited by herself. Her films have been shown at various film festivals and venues internationally, including Anthology Film Archives (New York), the National Gallery of Art (Washington, DC), the Canadian Centre for Architecture (Montreal, Canada), the Center for Architecture (New York), the International Festival of Films on Art (Montreal, Canada), the Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam (Rotterdam, Netherlands) and Milano Design Film Festival (Milan, Italy). She received a BA in Social Sciences from Hitotsubashi University in 2005, and a BA in Film from Hunter College in 2008. She currently lives and works in New York.