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Exhibition: ‘Windowology: New Architectural Views from Japan’

”Windows on Manga”, “Windows on Stories”, “Windows on Film”, “Windows on Craft”. The Windowology exhibition tells eight different stories about the window – all based on a research project about the window’s influence on civilisation and culture.

The Japanese exhibition Windowology: New Architectural Views from Japan is now on show at VILLUM Window Collection. The exhibition has previously been shown in São Paulo, Los Angeles and London. Behind the exhibition is Tokyo-based Window Research Institute and curator, architect and critic Igarashi Taro. Learn more about it at their homepage.

With sliding screens and transformative spaces, Japanese windows are part of a long architectural tradition that affects people's everyday lives in culturally specific ways. New Architectural Views from Japan shows how windows influence our view of e.g. the environment, modern urban life, craftsmanship, architecture and literature.

Alongside the exhibition you can also experience the site-specific installation ”You would come back there to see me again the following day” by artist Tsuda Michiko. Hanging window frames with mirrors and screens reflect images of exhibition guests, creating awareness of our behaviour around the window. We look in and out through the window, see our own reflection mirrored, observe other people and are possibly observed by others.

“We are very proud to present this exhibition to a Danish audience and we hope that it will also be an eye-opener for our guests. Afterall, a window is much more than just a building component.”

- Dorthe Bech-Nielsen, Head of VILLUM Window Collection

Plan your visit

The exhibition is on show until the 15th of August 2023 with free admission.


  • There is a lift to / ramp to / barrier free / entrance
  • There are accessible toilets in the building or withing 200 meters of the building
  • There is accessible parking
  • There is free entrance for companions
  • There is possibility to eat / drink on site
  • There are chairs / Benches you can rest on
  • There is elevator / lift / barrier free inside the building
  • There is no possibility for alternative participation (e.g., podcast or video)


VILLUM Window Collection

Maskinvej 4

2860 Søborg
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