Art, Architecture and Technology

24th Japanese-German Symposium

jointly organized by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and Deutsche Gesellschaft der JSPS-Stipendiaten e.V. with kind support of TU Wien

Date: May 24–25, 2019
Venue:Kuppelsaal der Technischen Universität Wien, 4th floor, Karlsplatz 13, 1040 Vienna, Austria

Event report in NvC 02/2019 (in German)

Video impressions of the symposium, from Japan Austria Science Exchange Center (JASEC)

Program (238 KB)

Friday, May 24, 2019

13:00    Welcome Remarks
             • TU Wien – Vice Rector Prof. Dr. Johannes Fröhlich
             • Deutsche Gesellschaft der JSPS-Stipendiaten e.V. – Prof. Dr. Heinrich Menkhaus
             • JSPS Bonn – Prof. Dr. Masahiko Hayashi
             • Japanese Embassy in Austria – H.E. Ambassador Kiyoshi Koinuma
             • ÖJG – Dr. Diethard Leopold

13:30    Introduction into the topic: Dr. Iris Mach (TU Wien)

13:45    Music performance: Mari Nakayama (mezzo soprano) and Masaaki Saito (piano)

Part 1: Historic Background & Vienna World Fair 1873

Convenor: Prof. Dr. Wolfram Manzenreiter (University of Vienna)

14:00    “Lost in Religion: Kume Kunitake as a Victim of State Shinto”
             Dr. Bernhard Scheid (OEAW / IKGA)
             Abstract Scheid (70 KB)
             Presentation Scheid (1.8 MB)

14:30    “Eufemia of Kudriaffsky and the 1873 Vienna World’s Fair”
             Prof. Dr. Ingrid Getreuer-Kargl (University of Vienna)
             Abstract Getreuer-Kargl (73 KB)
             Presentation Getreuer-Kargl (1.1 MB)

15:00    “The Rôle of the House Model in the Context of Exhibiting Japanese Collections”
             Dr. Bettina Zorn (Weltmuseum Wien)
             Abstract Zorn (158 KB)

15:30    Q & A sessions

16:00    Group picture & coffee break

Part 2: Traditional Japanese Architecture

Convenor: Prof. Dr. Eberhard Widmann (OEAW)

16:30    “Experiences with Japanese Heritage Preservation: Built Heritage Conservation and Preservation in Japan”
             Prof. Dr. Siegfried RCT Enders (President ICOMOS SBH)
             Abstract Enders (87 KB)
             Presentation Enders (7.7 MB)

17:00    “Structural Performance of Traditional Timber Structures in Japan against Seismic Load“
             Prof. Dr. Kaori Fujita (The University of Tokyo)
             Abstract Fujita (26 KB)
             Presentation Fujita (6.6 MB)

17:30    Q & A session

18:00    • Introduction of JSPS Programs: Yukari Umi (JSPS Office Bonn)
             • Introduction of JASEC: Dr. Iris Mach (TU Wien)

18:15    JSPS Alumni Club Award Ceremony
             Prof. Dr. Peter Hennicke

18:30    Go to dinner venue

19:30    Dinner at Zwölf-Apostelkeller (Sonnenfelsgasse 3, 1010 Wien)

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Part 3: Timber Architecture in Japan and Europe
Convenor: Dr. Iris Mach (TU Wien)

09:00    “Recognizing the Similar thus Accepting the Other”
             Prof. Dr. Klaus Zwerger (TU Wien)
             Abstract Zwerger (130 KB)
             Presentation Zwerger (1.6 MB)

09:30    “Contemporary Mid-rise Timber Building in Japan”
             Prof. Dr. Mikio Koshihara (The University of Tokyo)
             Abstract Koshihara (79 KB)
             Presentation Koshihara (3.3 MB)

10:00    Q & A sessions

10:30    Coffee break

Part 4: Architecture and Robotics

Convenor: Prof. Dr. Margarete Jahrmann (Univ. Applied Arts Vienna / ZHDK)

11:00    “BauRoboterBau”, “SpaceRobotSpace”
             Prof. Dr. Thomas Bock (TU München)
             Abstract Bock (63 KB)
             Presentation Bock (4.2 MB)

11:30    “Architectures in the Era of Drones, Robotics and Self-driving Cars”
             Prof. Dr. Tomoyuki Furutani (Keio University)
             Abstract Furutani (58 KB)
             Presentation Furutani (2.8 MB)

12:00    “The Architecture Space-Game”
             Dr. Oliver Schürer / H.A.U.S. (TU Wien)
             Abstract Schürer (60 KB)
             Presentation Schürer (1.9 MB)

12:30    Q & A session

13:00    Closing remarks

13:15    Lunch

14:30    Performance “Ningyō Jōruri – Doppelgänger”

For participants of the General Assembly of the JSPS Club:
15:00    General Assembly of the JSPS Club
16:30    Go to meeting point
16:45    Guided tour

For others:
15:00    Go to meeting point
15:15    Guided tour

With kind support of



JSPS Club at Nippon Connection 2022
The German JSPS Alumni Association present at the Nippon Connection Film Festival.


JaDe Award 2022 for Club member Prof. Dr. Bellingrath-Kimura

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November 22, 2021:
YouTube channel of the Club published