“Be persistent and then be resilient”: Toshiko Mori looks back on her path to architecture

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/og/ogu92qj3zufb2nj5.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>Architecture is filled with stereotypes and status quos that are not productive, and in a world where we increasingly require a collaborative model of production and building, I often disrupt and reset the framework and mindset to have everyone focus on common goals and vision. I think one needs to speak up and one needs to be decisive and aggressive.</p></em><br /><br /><p>&ldquo;I was confused and inspired. I wanted to do everything,&rdquo; Toshiko Mori says in The Harvard Gazette.&nbsp;In this in-depth interview, Mori talks about growing up in post-war Japan,&nbsp;how she became interested in architecture, launching her firm in her 20s and making a name for herself, and her path to teaching at Harvard GSD, being the&nbsp;first woman to earn tenure and to chair the architecture department. She also shares her thoughts on the profession &mdash; like her design approaches, ongoing issues in the field, and the importance of resilience.</p>          

Leave a Reply