RMIT LA/Tokyo University Keikan Lab Workshop Confirmed

What is the future of the built environment if we are cannibalizing each other? If we don’t know what the future society looks like with or without landscape architects? What the  philosophy is that we are building for the future? How we can communicate globally to act for one aim: securing the future?

The 2016 RMIT Upper Pool Design Research Studio Affective Geometries will be working with Keikan Lab to bring a global perspective to these questions.

Persons in the video:

Osamu Shinohara Sensei – Professor Emeritus Tokyo Civic Landscape Lab

Yu Nakai Sensei – Professor Tokyo University Civic Landscape Lab

Yoshiyuki Kawazoe – Associate Professor The University of Tokyo, fellow alumnus Keikan Lab

Hiroshi Naito – Professor Emeritus Tokyo University Civic Landscape Lab, Architect

Hashikami time scale analysis

Hashikami site investigation timescale analysis 1947 – 2015. Source data: Japan Air Photo, Google Earth.

The time scale analysis shows the of growth and destruction of Hashikami, highlighting the particular vulnerability of settlements built in the post WWII economic growth period.

In the 2011 and 1947 mappings settlement, vegetation and waterbodies are strikingly similar.

2011 – Dotted area: inundated area, central remaining building structure Hashikami Fishery High-school.


1947 – Dark area: saltpan/ lagoon. Dotted area: wetlands, hashed area: forest and dune vegetation, settlement structure.

Hashikami Japan Air Photo Annotated, 2015