Passionate people inspiring children of future Column#4

By: Ryota KASAHARA, Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering Division, Tokyo University of Science
 
Article 04: “Something to tell”
 
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Project 2. FIELD TRIP PROJECT

Field Trip Project

Field Trip Project is a mobile/ participatory/ interactive art exhibition installed within Japanese elementary school backpacks. Traveling to various locations, it connects people and bridges communities. Remote from the white cubes of art galleries and museums, literally everywhere is its venue; from an empty field in the disaster-affected areas to shopping streets and residential neighbourhoods. Every interaction with the project becomes a memory towards the future.

Field Trip Project would like to connect with you. Let us know if you are curious!

The origin

At the end of the school year in March 2012, a number of unused relief supplies gathered in gymnasium of Onagawa Daiichi Junior High School were scheduled to be either shipped to developing countries or treated as waste. Toronto based visual artist Daisuke Takeya with Chie Kajiwara, an Onagawa based art teacher, suggested an alternative use for the Japanese elementary school backpacks among the surplus. A large number of these backpacks were entrusted to them, and a set of thirty five were sent to Canada to be transformed by passionate Canadian contemporary artists into a mobile art exhibition. They were then sent back to Onagawa again and re-used to empower people through communication with art.

The project will travel to a variety of cities and inspire ideas towards the recovery. It also focuses on community issues at each destination, and will investigate what makes vibrant and sustainable communities.

FIELD TRIP PROJECT website

Passionate people inspiring children of future Column#3

By: TAKUMI FUKUOKA, School of Engineering at Tohoku University 
Article 02: “Do you know what TSUNAMI is?”

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Short story written by Leila Moslemi Mehni

Leila Moslemi Mehni experienced a large scale earth quake in Iran in 2003, and has written a short story based on time spent there.

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Backpack delivery on public transit is so much fun!!

Backpack delivery on public transit is so much fun!! Canadian public are quite curious about the Japanese elementary school backpack … they don’t know what’ll be inside just yet!

Field Trip Project image by Fiona Smyth

Canadian Artist Fiona Smyth created two images for Field Trip!!

Which image do you like better?

 

 

 

 

John McMinn, Melana Janzen, artchitects getting ready for “the Field Trip Project”.

John McMinn, Melana Janzen, artchitects getting ready for “the Field Trip Project”. They will spend a week to come up with an idea how to structure the school backpack!! http://mjarch.ca/

John is also known as a co-curater of, with Marco Polo (Ryerson University), 41º to 66º : Regional Responses to Sustainable Architecture in Canada which represented Canada at the 2008 Venice Biennale for Architecture.

” Field Trip Project,” a Canada x Japan project coming soon this Summer!

Spring comes. A brand new project!

Spring comes. New stories. Bridging past and present for the future!

Passionate people inspiring children of future Column#2

By: TAKUMI FUKUOKA, School of Engineering at Tohoku University 
Article 02: What are “Disasters” exactly?

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Passionate people inspiring children of future series launched!!

Long awaited, “Passionate people inspiring children of future series,” has just launched. The first contributor is Takumi Fukuoka, a master student at the School of Engineering at Tohoku University, Japan. He studies “Tsunami Disaster Technologies.” Well, not so sure what it means … anyways, so looking forward to his coming up articles!!

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We will build our city!!

DAICHI Projects co- director Daisuke Takeya will tour Fukushima, Miyagi, and Iwate prefectures this week and conduct art workshop for children!! He is thrilled to be meeting with super creative kids of Tohoku region, Japan!!


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