Michelle L. Hauk “Water, Steel, & Plastic: Ready-mades in the Postwar Home”

The SEKISUI HOUSE – KUMA LAB Lecture Series for the spring semester of 2022 will focus on the theme of “House” and discuss the theme from technical, social, and aesthetic perspectives.


Second session of the series invited Michelle L. Hauk.


Michelle L. Hauk “Water, Steel, & Plastic: Ready-mades in the Postwar Home”

Date and Time : May 10th, 2022. 17:00~18:10 JST

Place : Zoom Webinar

Language : English


About Michelle L. Hauk

Michelle is a Ph.D. candidate in Japanese History in the Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures at Columbia University where her research focuses on the architectural, technological, and social history of the dwelling and daily life in twentieth-century Japan. The recipient of a Fulbright Graduate Study/Research Award and Fulbright-Hays DDRA grant, she is currently conducting her dissertation research on the history of water-related technology and space in the Japanese home as a visiting researcher at the Institute of Advanced Studies on Asia at the University of Tokyo. Before beginning her Ph.D., Michelle received a Master of Architecture and a Master of Science in Architectural Studies from Washington University in St. Louis in 2015, where she was awarded the American Institute of Architects Medal for Excellence in All Efforts and Association of Licensed Architects Student Merit Award. Her thesis research examined the history of postwar Japanese new towns. Michelle received her Bachelor of Arts from Kalamazoo College in 2007.