Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism 2017 Cities Exhibition “Common Matters”


We surveyed the Yanaka area in line with the exhibition theme of introducing examples of Tokyo’s commons. In the city of Tokyo, filled with the paint-by-numbers of private and public land, people have forgotten that they can change the environment they find themselves in by being a part of it. In the Yanaka area, there are a number of activities that are an extension of personal life and hobby activities, which cross the boundaries and build a number of loose relationships to form a bottom-up living environment. What each of them picked up as a resource were the seemingly “ordinary” things in their lives.