Even in cities like Rome, where there are two architecture schools, there had never been a comparison. Neither of the students know what was happening in each other’s works. Our project was born from this starting point, an idea that gave birth to an exhibition – the first point of contact in a world so divided.
Shigematsu often introduces himself as a Japanese architect but through his career he has expressed a very wide and high opinion on international matters and subjects.
When Maya Lin received the news that she won the new Vietnam War Memorial competition, she was a 21-year-old Asian immigrant with not even a bachelor degree, living in the student halls. That’s where the real story and fight begins.