Taro Igarashi
Architecture Historian & Critic

Taro Igarashi was born in 1967 in Paris, France. After graduating from the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering in the University of Tokyo, Igarashi completed a master’s degree at the Graduate School of the University of Tokyo and obtained a PhD in engineering. He was a lecturer at Chubu University before becoming first an assistant professor and since 2009 a professor of at the Graduate School of Tohoku University (Architecture and Building Science).
Activities include: Curator for Japan section at the 2007 Lisbon Architecture Biennale and the commissioner for the Japan Pavilion at the 2008 Venice Biennale of Architecture. Project director for the internationally traveling exhibition “How Did Architects Respond Immediately after 3/11 -The Great East Japan Earthquake”. Artistic Director for the Aichi Triennale 2013.

Tetsuya Osaki
Publisher & Chief Editor of “Realtokyo” and “Realkyoto”

Born in Tokyo in 1955. Publisher and chief editor of culture web magazines “Realtokyo” and “Realkyoto”. A guest researcher, Academic Research Center, Kyoto University of Art and Design. In 2002 he published “One Hundred Years of Idiocy,” a photo book that summarized human idiocy in the 20th century and launched a bilingual contemporary art magazine “ART iT” in 2003. He became General Producer of performing arts section, Aichi Triennale 2013. He wrote and published a photo book “One Hundred Years of Lunacy” in 2014.