The sharing economy, online services, and new technologies are radically changing the way we live in cities. This revolution is shaping a new generation of urban residents—one that is less rooted, possessive, and dependent, but also lonelier, more unstable, and more impersonal. This especially impacts the younger population, which identifies as urban nomads always looking for new solutions that combine the necessities of life with the desire for mobility.
How can we reinvent our urban spaces to fulfill the needs of contemporary society? How can we integrate mobility into the future of housing? And what can architects and city makers learn from the tiny house movement?
Join us as architect and engineer Leonardo Di Chiara shares the results of his research to answer these questions and more.
The networking portion of the evening will take place in the showroom of Hafele (7F). Those interested can see many of the parts Leonardo used in the creation of his tiny house.
This event is co-hosted by the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Japan, the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan and the American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Date: November 26, 2019
Time: 17:30 – 20:45
Where: Shinjuku Park Tower, Living Design Center Ozone, 5F
Address: 3-7-1, Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Admission: ICCJ Members 5,500 JPY (+ VAT 10%)
Non Members 7,500 JPY (+ VAT 10%)
Registration/Cancellation deadline: November 21 2019, 12:00
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Leonardo’s lecture will carry 1 CPD credit for architects.
About the Speaker
Leonardo Di Chiara is a 29-year-old Italian architect and engineer. He concentrates his research and professional activity on the field of mobile architecture, exploring its possible applications within the existing urban structure. Since 2016, Di Chiara has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Tiny house University in Berlin.
In 2017, he designed and built the Tiny House “aVOID,” establishing and coordinating a team of more than 40 technical sponsors representing some of the most influential Italian and German companies.
Together with his tiny house, Leonardo was the protagonist of a 16-stage tour around Europe exhibiting his work in many design museums, including the Bauhaus-Archiv in Berlin, the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich, and the MAXXI museum in Rome. For the social value of his work as a designer, he was selected in 2017 as the winner of the Premio Berlino, a prestigious award for young Italian architects given by Italy’s Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Ministry of Foreign Affairs.