Scotiabank Nuit Blanche

Zone A Independent Project

Kiyonori Kikutake, Tower Shape Community, 1960
131 Bloor Street West, 2nd Floor of the Colonnade
View Location

The Japan Foundation, Toronto

Struggling Cities: from Japanese Urban Projects in the 1960's

Group Exhibition

Visual Art, Multimedia Installation

This exhibition is designed to raise key issues that, while centering on Tokyo, the world's most populous urban agglomeration, also apply to the specific realities of each of the various countries where the exhibition will be held. Taking as its point of departure the various experimental ideas on the city that flourished in Japan in the 1960's and using a combination of diverse media - from architectural scale models to photographs and slides, along with animations and other audio-visuals - this exhibition examines various circumstances of Japanese and other cities up to the present day, and identifies in particular the distinctive aspects of those circumstances as they are manifested in present-day Tokyo.

Suitable for all ages