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March/24(Sat) 14:00~ On Site Lab Workshop Series 6 "New Community Design" Final Presentation!

Currently at TWS Aoyama, workshop program called "On Site Lab Workshop Series" is in session. On the final day (March/24/Sat), we have a final presentation by workshop participants. Also, we will invite Prof. Chris Wainwright (Head of Colleges of Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon, University of the Arts London), and have a short lecture by him.(Admission free, No reservation required, Japanese-English interpretation)

"On Site Lab Workshop Series" is a program of creative educational workshops in which creators representing different genres and nationalities work together to explore opportunities for taking on social issues.

This year, as the sixth series, the program looks at the issue of new community design. During one-week program, 23 participants including students from University of the Arts London and TWS residents are working in groups to make their research while having tutorials and lectures by professionals in diverse fields. On March 24 (Sat.), the last day of the program, we have a presentation by the participants to show the result of their research.

In the wake of the Great East Japan Earthquake, experiments in the building of new communities are underway in many places around Japan. What sort of environment is needed for a true revival? Great opportunity to share the ideas with the creators in different fields around the world!

Please refer to this link for more details.


March 24 (Sat)
Tokyo Wonder Site Aoyama

* Japanese-English interpretation available

Final Presentation by workshop participants, along with some comments from the tutors.

Short lecture by Prof. Chris Wainwright(Head of Colleges of Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon, University of the Arts London)
Comment from the lecturer: "The talk is called "Where Ice Comes To Die" and is about my latest expedition to Svalbard in the Arctic region. It will contain a very short documentary film that records a performance work about sea level rises called 'What Has To Be Done' and was made to celebrate the 90th birthday of  the German artist joseph Beuys."


↑ First day orientation


↑Lecture by Eiji Hato (Associate Professor at University of Tokyo, School of Urban Engineering)
「Coding / SHIBUYA 2050」
In the wake of Great East Japan Earthquake, how should we reconstruct the future image of Tokyo? On this lecture, Mr. Hato investigated the preparedness for post-disaster restoration planning in Tokyo, where various disaster could happen. Specifically, he thought about the future image of Tokyo by imagining how the city of Shibuya would be in 2050. Since Mr. Hato is the vice-chairperson of formulating Recovery Plan around Rikuzentakata area, he also talked about the actual situation in disaster area.


↑Lecture by Hikaru Fujii (Artist / Visual director)
Mr. Fujii will thought about "New Community Design," by introducing his previous art projects. It includes the documentation on "Miyashita-Park dispute" ( It's a public park near Shibuya station where homeless people used to build tent village. Then there was a plan by Nike and Shibuya-ward to turn it to a "park with charge"), or "Project FUKUSHIMA!."




↑ Group work