Writer, photographer, video journalist and producer Roland Hagenberg has been living in Tokyo since 1994. He grew up in Vienna and lived many years in New York. His main focus is on art, architecture, film, fashion, travel and design. Roland, born 1955, is also a consultant for foreign TV stations, film directors and publishers coming to Japan.
His reports and essays have been published in German and English print media such as Vogue, Architectural Digest, Stern and GQ. After the devastating earthquake, Roland reported live from Fukushima for N24 and RTL TV.
Roland’s passion is “architecture and its social context”. He has written several books on this topic published in English, Chinese and Japanese. Roland is currently building small experimental houses in the rural village or Raiding, birthplace of composer Franz Liszt. Among the participating architects are Pritzker Prize recipients Toyo Ito, Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa.