Mukojima and Kyojima, both part of Tokyo's traditional
"lower town", are districts in transition. Though it is still easy
to read the structure of the traditional city here, recent social and
transformations are reshaping the neighborhood. The amazing variety
and the human qualities of the townscape found in places like Mukojima
and Kyojima are more and more giving way to a faceless city where public
space is an anonymous no-mans-land.
Taking Mukojima and Kyojima as concrete examples, mukojima
networks focusses on the problems created by the contemporary transformation
process of cities, creating an open forum for discussions on the future
of the neighborhoods, and a model project for how to introduce new ideas
into the process of urban renewal.
The mukojima networks urban exhibition, an experimental, transdisciplinary
event including town planning, architecture, and art, is our tool of
intervention. Events in the neighborhoods public open spaces form a
neighborhood exhibition network for inhabitants and visitors. The mukojima
networks urban exhibition is connecting people and places inside and
outside of Mukojima, ... and is about a direct sensual interaction with
our contemporary urban reality.
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