Digital Choc & Media Ambition Tokyo Collaboration Talk ‘Entre Architecture Physique et Numérique‘

1024 architecture X Seiichi Saito X Kei Wakabayashi

Institut français du Japon–Tokyo

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02.24 | 19:00—21:00


Artist Profile

  • 1024architecture

    1024 architecture is a company created by Pier SCHNEIDER and François WUNSCHEL.1024 focuses on the interaction between body, space, sound, visual, low-tech and hi-tech, art and architecture. 1024 make audio-visual installations, micro-architecture, urban intervention, performances, exhibitions and others.
  • Seiichi Saito

    Rhizomatiks/ Creative&Technical Director
    Born in Kanagawa in 1975, Mr. Saito began his career in New York in 2000 after graduating from Columbia University with a Master of Science degree in Advanced Architectural Design (MSAAD). Since then, he has been active in creative work at the Arnell Group, and returned to Japan upon being selected for the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial event. He produces works in the commercial art field which are three-dimensional and interactive while also being based on the firm grounding in logical thought that he cultivated through architecture. Mr. Saito has won numerous international awards at the 2009-2014. He currently serves as Director of Rhizomatiks Co., Ltd., while also lecturing part-time at the Department of Architecture in the Faculty of Science and Technology at Tokyo University of Science. 2013 D&AD “Digital Design” Jury, 2014 Cannes LIONS “Branded Content and Entertainment” jury. Milan Expo Japan pavilion theatre space director, Media Art Director at Roppongi Art Night 2015.Good Design Award 2015 Jury.
  • Kei Wakabayashi

    Chief editor /『WIRED』Japanese Edition
    Born in 1971. Spends his early childhood in London and New York. After graduating from Waseda University’s Faculty of Letters, Arts and Sciences (his major was in French literature), joins Heibonsha, a publishing company. Through editing for the company’s monthly magazine ‘Taiyo (sun)’, he becomes affiliated with Japan’s traditional cultures including cooking, architecture, design and literature. Becomes independent as a freelance editor in year 2000 and thereon works on editorial production for magazines, free-papers, corporate PR brochures, as well as editing exhibition illustration books and other written works. He is also active as a music journalist and edits music-related articles ranging from free jazz to K-pop. Is also a consultant for music labels, Editor-in-Chief for WIRED JAPAN since 2011.