KISHI Kenta

Teaching Staff (Landscape Design)

岸健太
Title Professor
Dean of the Graduate School of Transdisciplinary Arts
Research Fields Urban studies (Transdisciplinary)
Education
1998
M.Arch., Cranbrook Academy of Art, Michigan, USA
1995
B.Arch., Tokyo University of the Arts
Selected Professional Experience
2021-Present
Dean, Graduate School of Transdisciplinary Arts
2018-Present
Visiting Professor, University of 17 Agustus 1945 Surabaya, Indonesia
2017-Present
Professor, Akita University of Art
2010-Present
Co-Director, OHS (Operations for Habitat Studies), Indonesia
2010-Present
Fellow, Asian Public Intellectuals (API) Fellowship Program, The Nippon Foundation
2007–2009
Co-Director, Crisis Design Network (CDN), Japan / Singapore / USA
2003–Present
Director / Architect, Lab for the WonderLandscape (LWL)
Recent Activities <Selected projects / activities>

2021
Project co-manager, “Transdisciplinary arts picnic”. Sponsor: Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan. Akita University of Art. Akita / Okinawa
2019-2021
Director, “Keikan akushon puroguramu: Kaneyama-machi machinami (keikan) zukuri 100-nen undo: suteji II [Landscape action program: 100-year movement for the development of the townscape (landscape) of Kaneyama Town: Stage II]”. Kaneyama Town, Yamagata
2018-2021
Project co-manager, “AKIBI Transdisciplinary arts practice: Travel of site study”. Sponsor: Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan. Akita University of Art. Akita
2018-2019
Workshop leader. METAPOLA. Sponsor: Japan Foundation Asia Center. Universitas 17 Agustus 1945 Surabaya (UNTAG Surabaya). Indonesia
2018
Director, An international conference on transdisciplinary arts (ICTA 2018): Creativity across boundaries. Akita University of Art Graduate School of Transdisciplinary Arts. Akita
2017
Workshop leader, “Over the façade (in Kyoto)”. Rhode Island School of Design Japan workshop. Kyoto
2016
Moderator, “Absent spaces” (workshop). IIAS-CSEAS Winter School 2016: Mapping the aesthetics of urban life in Asia: A dialogue with the arts. International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS). Kyoto University Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS). Kyoto
2015-Present
Co-director, “Alter-shelter” workshop series. Operations for Habitat Studies (OHS), Surabaya, Indonesia
2013-2014
Project director, “Impact of urban migration for major cities in Indonesia” (Asian Public Intellectuals Fellowships Program grant recipient). Various locations in East Java, Indonesia
2013
Art director, Hokusai exposed (exhibition). Old Truman Brewery, London, UK

 

<Selected lectures / presentations>

2019
A space for the living knowledge, opened by art that engaging with society (guest lecture). 5th international conference on urban studies: Border, transportation, and space. Faculty of Humanities, Universitas Airlangga. Surabaya, Indonesia
2018
Guest lecturer, “PLACE-SENCE 2.0” (international workshop). Faculty of Art and Design, Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB). Bandung, Indonesia
2018
Collective sourcing for public planning and practice: Distilling knowledge from traditional methods of cohabitation (roundtable moderator). Africa-Asia, a new axis of knowledge -Second edition. International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS). Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
2018
Guest lecturer, “Urban literacy”. Faculty of Art and Design, Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB). Bandung, Indonesia
2017
Kampung, a concept of second Asia (guest lecture). EUROPALIA arts festival 2017. Brussels, Belgium

 

<Selected publications>

2019
Column, Kenchikushi [Architect] (April, May, June editions). Japan Federation of Architects & Building Engineers Associations
2019
Border crossing: Arts creating space for living knowledge. Oriental culture 100: Knowledge for life in the hope of bridging to alternative worlds, pp.205-223. Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, The University of Tokyo
2018
Coauthor, INFLUX -17 practices from forefront of urban migration in Asian cities-. OHS Press (ISBN 978-602-1339-22-0)
2017
Frontier of urban habitation. Surabaya: City within kampung universe. EUROPALIA arts festival 2017

 

Courses Taught Contemporary Art Seminar (Landscape Design)
Design Survey (Landscape)
Landscape Design Seminar 1 (Introduction)
Landscape Design Seminar 2 (Project Planning and Development)
Landscape Design Seminar 3 (Implementation)
Graduation Project (Landscape Design)

(Graduate School of Transdisciplinary Arts)

Transdisciplinary Arts Theory
Applied Transdisciplinary Arts Theory A
Transdisciplinary Arts Seminar
Transdisciplinary Arts Practicum A
Guided Research I, II (Master’s Program)
Transdisciplinary Arts Research: Expression I, II
Transdisciplinary Arts Research: Theory I, II
Guided Research I, II, III (Doctoral Program)

Further details (in Japanese) can be found at the following link: KISHI Kenta (Japanese page)