Ken Tadashi Oshima
Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, University of Washington
Professor Oshima teaches in the areas of trans-national architectural history, theory, representation, and design. His publications include GLOBAL ENDS: towards the beginning (Toto, 2012), International Architecture in Interwar Japan: Constructing Kokusai Kenchiku (University of Washington Press, 2009) and Arata Isozaki (Phaidon, 2009). He curated "Tectonic Visions Between Land and Sea: Works of Kiyonori Kikutake" (Harvard GSD, 2012), "SANAA: Beyond Borders" (Henry Art Gallery 2007-8), and co-curator of "Crafting a Modern World: The Architecture and Design of Antonin and Noémi Raymond" (University of Pennsylvania, UC Santa Barbara, Kamakura Museum of Modern Art, 2006-7).
Assistant Professor, History of Architecture, Sam Fox School, Washington University
Professor Kuan earned his PhD in architecture from Harvard University with a dissertation on the work of Kenzō Tange and the genesis of urban design in postwar Japan. He also has a graduate degree in urban planning from the same school. Seng is a curator of the exhibition Metabolism, the City of the Future: Dreams and Visions of Reconstruction in Post-War and Present-Day Japan, held at the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo in fall/winter 2011. He also curated the exhibition Utopia Across Scales: Highlights from the Kenzō Tange Archive, held at Harvard University Graduate School of Design in 2009. He is editing an anthology of recent scholarship on Tange and postwar Japanese architectural culture (Lars Müller, spring 2012).