University of Tokyo - Department of Architecture

Genki Takahashi

Genki TAKAHASHI is urban and architectural historian in early modern period. Since 2018, he is project assistant professor at the University of Tokyo.
In 2017, he obtained PhD in Engineering from The University of Tokyo, and published subsequently his dissertation titled A Spatial History of Edo’s Commoner District: the Maintenance and Continuity of the City (University Tokyo Press, 2018).
His research interest are Urban space and Infrastructure in early modern Japan and its comparison to other cities in the world. His approach is unique in aiming to capture architecture and urban space not only from the aspects of formation and turning points, but also from the often neglected aspects of maintenance and continuity of them. He closely examines the phases of durations and stages of development as well as architectural acts and agencies behind their operations.