- Cromwell Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW7 2RL, UK
Organised by London Design Festival
Location: The Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre, Victoria and Albert Museum
Kengo Kuma, Principal, Kengo Kuma & Associates, Professor, The Kengo Kuma Laboratory, The University of Tokyo
As an architect, educator and theorist, Kengo Kuma is constantly in search of new approaches to architecture and materials to replace concrete and steel for post-industrial society. Kuma will discuss the research undertaken for the design of Take-wa (竹わ), which combines bamboo and carbon fibre into an innovative structure, as well as his ongoing material explorations that combine ancient, natural and sustainable materials with new technologies.
Organised by Global Design Forum
Global Design Forum is the London Design Festival’s curated thought leadership programme, celebrating design and the minds shaping its future. Taking place throughout the Festival at the V&A and supported by Oppo as Headline Partner, the Forum features a unique mix of talks, debates, tours and workshops that together reflect the most innovative thinking in the world of design today.