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“1972/ Nagakin Capsule Tower” opens in Milwaukee

March 7, 2023

1972/ Nagakin Capsule Tower opens this Thursday, March 9, at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, School of Architecture and Urban Planning.

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B1004, 2011. © Noritaka Minami.

Chicago-based visual artist Noritaka Minami presents a photographic tour of the Nakagin Capsule Tower in his exhibition 1972/Nakagin Capsule Tower. The series of photographs—taken over the course of the past decade—captures the individuality of each capsule, accumulated through various narratives from people who lived there once. Designed in 1972 by architect Kisho Kurokawa, the Nakagin Capsule Tower building stood as an emblematic example of metabolism architecture in the heart of Tokyo, until its demolition back in April of 2022.

1972/Nakagin Capsule Tower was first exhibited as 1972/Accumulations at the MAS Context Reading Room between September 22 and December 8, 2022.

Opening reception with Noritaka Minami in conversation with James Pike
Thursday, March 9, 2023, 5:00PM

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
The School of Architecture and Urban Planning
2131 E. Hartford Avenue
Milwaukee , WI 53211