“Thought for Food: How architecture can save a city, one meal at a time”

Presented by Kulapat Yantrasast, PhD
Kulapat's talk looks at the role of architecture in creating space for buildings and people to come together.

This program was free and was be held in the Frist Art Museum Auditorium.


About Kulapat Yantrasast, PhD

Born in Bangkok, Thailand, where he graduated with honors from Chulalongkorn University (1990), Kulapat received both his M.Arch. and Ph.D. degrees in Architecture from the University of Tokyo (1993/1996), under a Japanese Government scholarship. Upon graduating, Kulapat worked as Tadao Ando’s close associate for more than seven years in Japan. In 2012, he was named one of the art world’s 100 Most Powerful People and in 2009, Kulapat was the first architect to receive the Silpathorn Award for Design from Thailand’s Ministry of Culture. He is a frequent public speaker at leading institutions and organizations and has served on the Artists’ Committee of the Americans for the Arts, the United States’ oldest organization for support of the arts in the society, since 2005. In 2015, he was appointed a board member of the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, and he is an active member of the Design Council for Collective Design.

wHY, the firm he cofounded in 2004 and has led independently since 2014, is based in Los Angeles and New York City, with projects increasingly expanding across disciplines and geographic locations.


This program was co-sponsored by O'More College of Design, Nashville Civic Design Center, and the Frist Art Museum.


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