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, Karlsplatz 13, 1040 Vienna, Austria

Registration form (only for invited guests)

Program (160 KB)

Friday, May 24, 2019

13:00    Welcome Remarks
             • 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
             • TU Wien – Vice Rector Prof. Dr. Johannes Fröhlich
13:30    Introduction into the topic: Dr. Iris Mach (TU Wien)
13:45    Music performance: Akiko Nakajima (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)
14:30    “Eufemia of Kudriaffsky and the 1873 Vienna World’s Fair”
             Prof. Dr. Ingrid Getreuer-Kargl (University of Vienna)
15:00    “The Rôle of the House Model in the Context of Exhibiting Japanese Collections”
             Dr. Bettina Zorn (Weltmuseum Wien)
15:30    Q & A sessions
16:00    Group picture & coffee break

Part 2: Traditional Japanese Architecture
Convenor: N.N.
16:30    “Experiences with Japanese Heritage Preservation: Built Heritage Conservation and Preservation in Japan”
             Prof. Dr. Siegfried RCT Enders (President ICOMOS SBH)
17:00    “Structural Performance of Traditional Timber Structures in Japan against Seismic Load“
             Prof. Dr. Kaori Fujita (The University of Tokyo)
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: N.N.
09:00    “Recognizing the Similar thus Accepting the Other”
             Prof. Dr. Klaus Zwerger (TU Wien)
09:30    “Contemporary Mid-rise Timber Building in Japan”
             Prof. Dr. Mikio Koshihara (The University of Tokyo)
10:00    Q & A sessions
10:30    Coffee break

Part 4: Architecture and Robotics
Convenor: N.N.
11:00    “BauRoboterBau”, “SpaceRobotSpace”
             Prof. Dr. Thomas Bock (TU München)
11:30    “Architectures in the Era of Drones, Robotics and Self-driving Cars”
             Prof. Dr. Tomoyuki Furutani (Keio University)
12:00    “The Architecture Space-Game”
             Dr. Oliver Schürer / H.A.U.S. (TU Wien)
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 city center
17:00    Guided tour

For others:
15:00    Go to city center
15:30    Guided tour

With kind support of



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