Daichi Shigemoto is currently a Ph.D. student in Architectural History at the University of Texas at Austin since 2020. He was born in Japan and received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Architecture at Waseda University, Tokyo.

While pursuing his Master's, he studied at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for the 2018-19 academic year as a special student. In Madison, where the architect Frank Lloyd Wright spent his adolescence and later designed many buildings, Daichi started researching Wright's life and work of architecture and his relationship with Japan.

With broad interests, his current research centers on Wright's creative ability to utilize past and contemporary forms for his own work and reciprocal influences between Wright and Japan, particularly in relation to the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, which Wright designed between 1916 and 1922. Starting from these topics, Daichi plans to discuss the role of Japonisme in modern art and architecture in general and the relationship between Japan's nationalism and architecture in the early twentieth century in his dissertation.

He is also an amateur photographer shooting photos of buildings, cityscapes, sceneries, and animals. For his work of photography, visit his website: https://photography.shiges.tokyo/.

Education

  • Master of Arts in Architecture, Waseda University, 2020
  • Bachelor of Architecture, Waseda University, 2017

Publications

“Society, Individuals, and Japan in Drucker’s Philosophy,” in Civilization and Management 16 (2019), 14-31, Japanese.

“Fromm’s Love and Drucker’s Responsibility,” in Civilization and Management 15 (2018), 130-146, Japanese.

“Bucky and Drucker,” in Civilization and Management 14 (2017), 40-55, Japanese.

photo of Daichi Shigemoto
  • Architectural History
  • Modern Architecture
  • American Architecture
  • Japanese Architecture
  • Frank Lloyd Wright
  • Japonisme