The Red Dot School

Space Mountain (With The Lights On) ● Chiba, Japan
August 2019
A week-long studio on architectural thaumaturgy for aspiring young designers.
We introduced the workshop inside Fumihiko Maki’s elegant POPOLO performing arts center in Mihara, Japan. The island of Sagishima is just off-shore, and falls under Mihara’s purview. We were joined by Mihara city representatives as well as regional sponsors, to share findings on pan-Asian similarities in vernacular solutions to climate change, rural decline and the fluxuations of the tourist economy. Our students hailed from 14 different Asian countries (plus Finland). Each presented a bit of wisdom from their home.