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Architectural Behaviorology

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Lecture by Momoyo Kaijima as part of GLC lecture series Ruptured Landscapes curated by Aristide Antonas.

Architectural Behaviorology being a design theory and methodology that we have adopted with the objective of rediscovering the forgotten values of resources in the 20 Century Industrial Society through the lens of ethnography and Actor Net-work Drawings. In essence it tries to find existing barriers and deficits and then challenge them to create better accessibilities to local resources. The aim is to activate the behaviors of actors, both human and resource, to create commons and rejuvenate community livelihoods as meaning of life by architecture form as social Language.

Momoyo Kaijima

1969 Born in Tokyo. 1991 Graduated from Department of Housing, Faculty of Home Economics, Japan Women’s University. 1992 Established Atelier Bow-wow with Yoshiharu Tsukamoto. 1994 Completed the Master Course of Architecture, Tokyo Institute of Technology. 1996-97 Studied at the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich. 2000 Completed the Doctor Course, Tokyo Institute of Technology. Assistant professor at the Art and Design School of the University of Tsukuba during 2000-2009, and continued to teach there as an associate professor until 2022. In 2012 she received the RIBA International Fellowship. From 2017 she has been serving as a Professor of Architectural Behaviorology at ETHZ. Taught as a visiting professor at the Department of Architecture at Harvard GSD (2003, 2016), guest professor at ETHZ (2005-07), as well as at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (2011-12), Rice University (2014-15), Delft University of Technology (2015-16), and Columbia University (2017). She was the curator of Japan Pavilion at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. 2022 She receives Wolf Prize Laureate in Architecture 2022.