Discussion with celebrated Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, whose first British building will be V&A at Dundee. This talk explores his approach to architecture and how a new relationship is being formed between people and place. Kuma established the now prolific Kengo Kuma & Associates in 1990. Among his major works are the Great Bamboo Wall (2002, Beijing, China), Nezu Museum (2009, Tokyo), Yusuhara Marche and Wooden Bridge Museum (2010). A number of large projects are ongoing, with arts centres in Besancon and Marseille completed during 2013 and work on V&A at Dundee due to begin later this year.