Ghost Guide to Tokyo 2020 with UCLA and SILS

2017年3月カリフォルニア州立大学ロサンゼルス校とワークショップが行われました。本研究室のメンバーに加え、早稲田大学の建築学科古谷研究室の学生や国際教養学部のChristian Dimmer先生と学生も共に事前リサーチに取り組みました。

テーマは「Ghost Guide to Tokyo 2020」。オリンピックを間近に控える東京で、それにかこつけて各地で発生している変化やその舞台裏を拾い出し、見つけた現象を東京に蔓延る”GHOST=日本の妖怪”として捉え直しました。


これらの成果物として2017年7月25日に東京の港区のSHIBAURA HOUSEにて展覧会とシンポジウムを行い、アメリカの学生とともに作成したゴーストガイドを配布しました。


Workshop with University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in March 2017. In addition to the members of this laboratory, students from the Furuya Laboratory of Waseda University’s Department of Architecture and Professor Christian Dimmer of the School of International Liberal Studies worked together with students to conduct preliminary research.

The theme is “Ghost Guide to Tokyo 2020”. In Tokyo, where the Olympics are coming up soon, we took advantage of the changes that are occurring in various parts of the city to pick up behind-the-scenes information about these changes, and re-captured the phenomenon that we found as the “ghosts of Japan” that are prevalent in Tokyo.
This time, nine groups surveyed the target area, especially the Imperial Palace, Ryogoku, Odaiba, Tokyo Station, Kachidoki, Tsukiji, Yumenoshima, Yoyogi, and Musashi-Koyama, and presented their results after four days of fieldwork.

As a sequel, in May 2017, Waseda students visited UCLA to work with local students to investigate the past two Olympics held in Los Angeles. I followed the relationship between the period and the city symbolized by the big event, especially through the way the players’ village was used in 1932 and 1984.

As these deliverables, we held an exhibition and symposium on July 25, 2017 at SHIBAURA HOUSE in Minato-ku, Tokyo, where we distributed a ghost guide that we created with American students.

Seeing Tokyo as it prepares for the 2020 Olympics through their eyes through joint workshops and exhibitions, and then going to Los Angeles to see how the Olympics are being organized, they were able to reaffirm their new perspective on why Tokyo is Tokyo and what it means to be Tokyo.