Hello from TOKYO,
Here is the CFP "Urban Typhoon Workshop" in Shimokitazawa.
Urban Typhoon Workshop in Shimokitazawa
Tokyo, June 26-29,2006
We invite creative spirits from Japan and abroad to brainstorm on the
present and future of Shimokitazawa, at a time when the government is
planning a 26 meter-wide road cutting through its culturally vibrant
The Urban Typhoon workshop is a global experiment in participatory design,
and includes architecture & design studios, art installations, political
cafe, oral history, graphic communication, video, etc.
The objective is to produce alternatives to the government's plan as well as
a multimedia testimony to the unique spirit of Shimokitazawa.
The workshop itself is a joyous and participatory takeover of the city.
* Registration deadline: June 15, 2006 / Fee: \10,000 yen (payable upon
arrival at workshop), discounted fee: \5,000 (Residents of Shimokitazawa,
Japanese participants who provide home stay for foreign participants, as
well as participants helping with the organization of the workshop, and
students registering in group (of at least three
people) can pay a discounted registration fee.)
* Urban Typhoon welcomes registration from students, architects, urbanists,
artists, designers, media & communication specialists, social scientists,
activists, creative people, dreamers, and idealists of all kinds. The number
of registrants is limited. Each unit has a small number of participants.
* There are a limited number of homestays available to foreign students,
free of charge.
* All workshops will be conducted in English and Japanese.
* a|Um Studio: Carla Leitao (Columbia) / New York
* Koba. Arch. Lab.: Masami Kobayashi (Meiji) / Tokyo
* CAt: Kazuhiro Kojima & Kazuko Akamatsu / Tokyo
* Save the Shimokitazawa: Kazuho Kimura & Kenzo Kaneko / Tokyo
* Art Harbour: Lehan Ramsay (Future University) & friends / Tokyo
* Yehuda Safran (Columbia) / Paris, New York
* Studio SUMO: Yolande Daniels (Columbia) & Sunil Bald (Yale) / New York
* Supersudaca: Pablo Corvalan, Felix Madrazo (OMA), Manuel de Rivero /
Chile, Argentina, Peru
* Shimokita Oral History: Taro Taguchi (Waseda) / Tokyo
* Team Un-simultaneous: Hidenori Watanabe (Digital Hollywood) / Tokyo
* Alto Majo: Alejandro Jaimes, Tomo Takeda, Matias Echanove, Joanne Jakovich
/ Tokyo, Sydney
* Urban Haiku: Gilles Grassioulet & Jun Ofusa (NHK) / Switzerland, Tokyo
* Shimokitazawa Overhead: Torsten Blume (Bauhaus) & Akihito Hatayama /
The University of Tokyo, Yoshimi Lab, Cultural Typhoon Symposium, Meiji
University, Future University-Hakodate, Save the ShimoKitazawa,
Shimokitazawa-Forum, Coelacanth and associates inc., Studio SUMO, a|Um
Studio, Supersudaca, Misatikoh, Sakura Mapping Project, Urbanology