T.B.A / Germany, Tokyo
Torsten Blume &
Akihito Hatayama
    Overhead Shiwokitazawa
 

The workshop will aim at finding and communicating Shiwokitazawa's quality, potential and beauty. The project also aims to include temporary and easily implemented interventions in the public sphere. The common aim is to discover and test the character of Shiwokitazawa. Therefore the workshop will gather, invent and communicate stories and images on the origins and uses of Shiwokitazawa. Using the overhead-projectors or other simple devices of high-speed publishing technologies, the mapped stories, collages or images will be collated in a continually updated series and be viewed at their places of origin.

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E_XQUIS / New York
Carla Leitao
    REMIX
 

Cities come to life through the overlapping ambiences they host: either as a kind of software, in cultural movements, or a kind of hardware, in the physical forms of the architecture of the city itself. The unique nature and identity of any urban location emerges in an irreducible resonance that is produced between that 'software' and 'hardware'. The Unit will bring into place a wider mix of possibilities for the urban place of Shimokitazawa, by creating a convergence of information and media through which its culture can be manifested, informed and enacted....

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Koba Arch Lab / Tokyo
Masami Kobayashi
    Innovative Challenge for Shimokita Town
 
The theme of studio is to investigate the current value of Shimokitazawa town in detail, and explore this impression or interpretation into the new station design or ex Odakyu line spacious area planning dramatically. The outcome does not have to be ordinary drawings or models, but other media such as art or performance could be considered if it is essential.
Preferably, the prerequisite skill is a level of Bachelor of Architecture
degree or equivalent.

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CAt /Tokyo
Kazuhiro Kojima & Kazuko Akamatsu
    Shimokita Whiteout
  We will focus to “street “in Shimokitazawa. There is various activity “space” as a factor of the unique atmosphere. Our project will find some idea for let the the factor amplify.

 

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Save the Shimokitazawa / Tokyo
Kazuho Kimura, Kenzo Kaneko & Shunichi Ishizaki(JAMUO)
    Exploring Shimokitazawa; Experience the City
 

There are a lot of methods and tools to observe the city. For instance, you may observe people from a fixed point, or interview those people in the urban environment, or look at magazines and maps. What method can be used to adequately capture "Shimokitazawa"?

The redevelopment plan is now approaching Shimokitazawa. What does this plan mean for the town of Shimokitazawa ? The meaning, the problem or the possibility of the redevelopment plan is likely to become clear when we examine Shimokitazawa from various angles. To locate the redevelopment plan in the particular context of the city is the purpose of this workshop.

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Art Harbour / Tokyo
Lehan Ramsay & friends
    Art Harbour embracing the Typhoon
 

We call for participants to join us in an open experiment....
Art Harbour evolves around an ever-changing group of collaborators and transforming projects in Hakodate since 2001. We've turned a warehouse into a <new world>, an empty building into a "no-menu" restaurant, made a film/performance in a film festival, and had an internet radio station playing ambient sound. This year, we're in Tokyo, contemplating about cities. Especially Shimokitazawa. What kind of a world is Shimokitazawa, and what do we want for it in the future? That's the question we will be asking ourselves. That will be the starting point of our project in the Typhoon, and this project will give us the seeds of the projects we do when we return to our homes and lives

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Yehuda Safran / Paris, New York
    Programming Uncertainty

 

"Programming Uncertainty" will work as simultaneously, on very short and very long scales of time, testing new solutions for programming urban environments. The necessity to create new methodologies of approach to urban planning and to architecture programming in the city is inspired by a growing diversity of urban fabrics and ecologies within them. The new infrastructures that constitute a city need new tools to be grasped as well as a new type of creative endeavor: a new mind. Cities depend on maintenance and renewal, operations that have to adapt intelligently to accommodate the ever-changing conditions of their emergent vitality....

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Studio SUMO / New York
Yolande Daniels & Sunil Bald
    STREET-LIFE

 

Foremost public and urban, streets are conduits for circulation, interaction and assembly. Though most often defined materially and functionally, they are social infrastructure. While streets characterize cities, street-life characterizes streets. “Street-life” reflects street-sounds, street-culture and people on the street--street-people.

The STREET-LIFE workshop will explore Shimokitazawa as setting and situation. It will use an open process that includes local constituents and a heterogeneous design team to develop an alternative to the District Street 10 proposal. To achieve this we will examine the politics and policies that structure the street as well as the street culture that characterizes Shimokitazawa.

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Supersudaca / Chile, Argentina, Mexico
Pablo Corvalan, Felix Madrazo, Manuel de Rivero
    “La Calle”: Insignificant resources for significant impact

 

The whole new urban culture seems to have some link to the street: street fashion, street music, street skate, street racing…street fighting…street riots
What about street architecture? And street urbanism?

As architects and planners we have studied for years the architecture of the city, the buildings, materials, new technology, program, infrastructure… Then is it possible, or can we say what’s the architecture of the street? Is it too simple? Or is it just part of another “superior” topic?
What if we consider it the trigging element and inspiration to define whatsoever intervention should be done? What if we studied bottom up?

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Shimokita Oral History / Tokyo
Taro Taguchi
    Oral History in Shimokitazawa

 

The new development project is going to change Shimokitazawa. This big change will change not only the scene but also the lifestyle. We will try to know and record Shimokitazawa's original real life. This unit will interview the inhabitant of Shimokitazawa and make some kind of new media showing what is unique aboutShimokitazawa's lifestyle.

 

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Team Un-simultaneous / Tokyo
Hidenori Watanabe, Yukihiko Yoshida, Nishimototarou
  Sode mapping
 
The theme "Sode" was set in this workshop. It is a place of the be sociable of information and the body from the stage and both parties of the dressing room of "Sode (wing)" in the stage. Moreover, the actor who exists in "Sode" doesn't learn the mortar as for the guest though the seat can look for the mortar from "Sode" to the actor for instance.

Various functions and concepts including "Public and I" intersect in "Sode". "Sode" space can be found here and there in the current city. It is a to tell the truth necessary, indispensable, comfortable place though doesn't stand out, and sees it like the place that shut seemingly.

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Urban Haiku / Switzerland, Tokyo
Gilles Gabriel Grassioulet & Optical Sisters
    Urban Haiku

 

The workshop is sculpting a platform for eclectic participants to explore various fields such as walking, drawing, video shooting, editing, poetry, VJ and experiencing.
All the footage filmed by the participant will be edited by them later on and will be projected during the Urban Typhoon workshop party by using VJ equipment. It means that the walk will become a dance of celebration, an urban ritual for expressing all together the creative spirit of Shimokitazawa.

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Alto Majo /Tokyo+
Alejandro (Alex) Jaimes, Tomo Takeda, Matias Echanove, Joanne Jakovich
    Shimokitology

 

(You) We are AltoMajo, creative magicians, nocturnal spirits, urban conspirators. We exist as one (heterogenous) group, the AltoMajo tribe, fluidly assembling and dissembling opportunistically. During the day we wander, get lost, play, party, experiment, challenge our senses. By night we convene to discuss, connect, debate and create. We build one multidimensional collective work, within which paradoxes and conflicts are encompassed.

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