[goodbye] You have probably noticed by now that there are less posts on Japanese architectures lately. Gero who had posted about residential architecture in Japan by emerging architects left the blog over the summer to focus on his new career. Good luck to his new endeavor!

[hello] A few day ago, there was a post by my good friend with his ‘drive-by shooting’ photo in LA. Physician/curator Kóan Jeff Baysa (a.k.a. docsensei) is joining the blog to share his views on art, medicine, technology, architecture, fashion, design, cuisine, and scent.

Dr. Kóan Jeff Baysa is a physician, curator, designer, writer, Whitney Museum ISP Curatorial Fellow alumnus, and a member of AICA, the association of international art critics. He has curated exhibitions internationally as well as for the Whitney Museum, Canon Corporation, and the United Nations. On the boards of The Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School University and the Omi International Arts Center, he has presented lectures at the MoMA, Whitney Museum, NextMed, the Phillips Collection and the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study. He received a Ford Foundation grant to lecture at the Hanoi University of Culture and is the Chair of the Advisory Board for Collectrium, a tech company creating beautiful technology for the art world. Born and raised in Hawaii and completing his medical education as a fellow at UCSF, Dr. Baysa has segued from a clinical practice in allergy and clinical immunology to clinical research investigating neuroplasticity, olfactory stimuli, and memory disorders. His medical and curatorial practices bring the cultures of science, design, technology, and art together.

Welcome aboard, docsensei!

お気付きになられた方もいると思うが、ブログパートナーであったGero氏が、突然にこのブログを去ってしまった。この二年は、Gero氏の投稿のお陰でこのブログが続いてきたようなものだ。ブログの今後を心配していたところ、強力な助っ人が登場した。ニューヨークとロスを拠点にし、キューレーターとして世界中を飛び回っているコーアン(公安)・ジェフ・ベイサ氏を、この度このブログに迎えることができた。ベイサ氏は医学博士という、キューレーターとしては非常に変わったバックグラウンドを持ち、アートだけでなく、デザイン、料理、匂いなどあらゆる方面での評論活動も展開されている。これから、このブログで何をしてくれるのか想像するとワクワクしてくる。ウェルカム、ドクター・ベイサ!