DOUBLE EDGE Lecture Series: Shunji Yamanaka
Principal of Leading Edge Design, Tokyo
Monday, November 19, 20076:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Perloff Hall, Room 1302
Los Angeles, CA 90095
After graduating from the University of Tokyo's school of engineering in 1982, Yamanaka worked for Nissan Motor's design center. He became a freelance industrial designer in 1987, designing advanced devices ranging from wristwatches to railway cars. He served as a guest assistant professor at the University of Tokyo's engineering school in 1991, and he established Leading Edge Design Corporation in 1994.
About Lecture Series: 'DOUBLE EDGE'
Japan and Los Angeles form the eastern and western edges of the world, and diverse cultures and technological advances have flowed to and accumulated at these edges. This series will connect those edges to create a new center for the world and a platform for projecting the future of technology, culture and design around the globe.