In conjunction with Alphawood Gallery’s current exhibition Then They Came for Me: Incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII and the Demise of Civil Liberties and the Chicago Architecture Biennial, Professor Lynnette Widder (Columbia University) explores the work of architect and landscape designer Kaneji Domoto (1912-2002) in the context of his Japanese American identity. Through personal photographs and documents, Widder tells the story of Domoto’s early experiences in his immigrant family’s nursery, his fellowship at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesen West, his incarceration in Colorado during WWII and his long, independent practice based in New York. She will consider Domoto’s work in relation to Wright's efforts to determine how Japanese architecture would be understood in the context of American architecture and present Domoto's own transforming explorations, including his Usonian homes and his award-winning garden in Chicago’s Jackson Park.