Art, Architecture and Technology

24. 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, 4. Obergeschoss, Karlsplatz 13, 1040 Wien

Video-Impressionen von dem Symposium, vom Japan Austria Science Exchange Center (JASEC)


Friday, May 24, 2019

13:00    Welcome Remarks
             • TU Wien – Vice Rector Prof. Dr. Johannes Fröhlich
             • 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

13:30    Introduction into the topic: Dr. Iris Mach (TU Wien)
13:45    Music performance: Mari Nakayama (mezzo 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)
             Abstract Scheid (, 70 KB) 
             Presentation Scheid (, 1.8 MB)

14:30    “Eufemia of Kudriaffsky and the 1873 Vienna World's Fair”
             Prof. Dr. Ingrid Getreuer-Kargl (University of Vienna)
             Abstract Getreuer-Kargl (, 73 KB) 
             Presentation Getreuer-Kargl (, 1.1 MB)

15:00    “The Rôle of the House Model in the Context of Exhibiting Japanese Collections”
             Dr. Bettina Zorn (Weltmuseum Wien)
             Abstract Zorn (, 74 KB)  

15:30    Q & A sessions
16:00    Group picture & coffee break

Part 2: Traditional Japanese Architecture
Convenor: Prof. Dr. Eberhard Widmann (OEAW)
16:30    “Experiences with Japanese Heritage Preservation: Built Heritage Conservation and Preservation in Japan”
             Prof. Dr. Siegfried RCT Enders (President ICOMOS SBH)
             Abstract Enders (, 87 KB)  

17:00    “Structural Performance of Traditional Timber Structures in Japan against Seismic Load”
             Prof. Dr. Kaori Fujita (The University of Tokyo)
             Abstract Fujita (, 26 KB)  
             Presentation Fujita (, 6.6 MB)

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
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: Dr. Iris Mach (TU Wien)
09:00    “Recognizing the Similar thus Accepting the Other”
             Prof. Dr. Klaus Zwerger (TU Wien)
             Abstract Zwerger (, 130 KB)  

09:30    “Contemporary Mid-rise Timber Building in Japan”
             Prof. Dr. Mikio Koshihara (The University of Tokyo)
             Abstract Koshihara (, 79 KB) 
             Presentation Koshihara (, 3.3 MB)

10:00    Q & A sessions
10:30    Coffee break

Part 4: Architecture and Robotics
Convenor: Prof. Dr. Margarete Jahrmann (Univ. Applied Arts Vienna / ZHDK)
11:00    “BauRoboterBau”, “SpaceRobotSpace”
             Prof. Dr. Thomas Bock (TU München)
             Abstract Bock (, 63 KB)  

11:30    “Architectures in the Era of Drones, Robotics and Self-driving Cars”
             Prof. Dr. Tomoyuki Furutani (Keio University)
             Abstract Furutani (, 58 KB)  
             Presentation Furutani (, 2.8 MB)

12:00    “The Architecture Space-Game”
             Dr. Oliver Schürer / H.A.U.S. (TU Wien)
             Abstract Schürer (, 60 KB)  

12:30    Q & A session
13:00    Closing Remarks
13:15    Lunch

14:30    Performance “Ningyō buri – Doppelgänger”

For participants of the General Assembly of the JSPS Club:
15:00    General Assembly of the JSPS Club
16:30    Go to meeting point
16:45    Guided tour

For others:
15:00    Go to meeting point
15:15    Guided tour