Toyo Ito: Rethinking Architecture from Modernism

A conversation between Toyo Ito and Toshiko Mori following Ito's Current Work lecture.

August 3, 2021

Recorded on June 17, 2021.

Current Work is a lecture series featuring leading figures in the worlds of architecture, urbanism, design, and art.

Toyo Ito founded his Tokyo-based office in 1971. Among the firm’s main works in Japan are Sendai Mediatheque and Tama Art University Library, Hachioji Campus. His international projects include the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion (UK), Torres Porta Fira (Spain), Museo Internacional del Barroco (Mexico), and National Taiwan University, College of Social Sciences (Taiwan).

The video above features a welcome by League President Paul Lewis and an introduction by Toshiko Mori, founder of New York-based Toshiko Mori Architect, Robert P. Hubbard Professor in the Practice of Architecture at Harvard University GSD, and co-founder of VisionArc, followed by a conversation and Q&A moderated by Mori.

An illustrated transcript of Ito’s lecture is forthcoming.


This program is made possible with the support of the Japan Foundation, New York.

The program is additionally supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.