Commissioner: The Japan Foundation
Curator: Onishi Maki
Exhibitors: Hyakuda Yuki, Tada Tomomi, Harada Yuma, dot architects (Ienari Toshikatsu, Doi Wataru, Ikeda Ai, Miyachi Keiko), Moriyama Akane, Mizuno Futoshi
Even after the pandemic, when the importance of coexistence is reconsidered, faceless developments continue to overtake the city. In such a world, do we have grounds to believe that architecture is loved today?
Architecture, a place to be loved, is possible when architecture encompasses its engraved memories and stories and embodies the backdrop and the activities that took place, giving the architecture a broader meaning. It is also possible to perceive architecture as a living creature, rather than an entity separate from nature.
The members of our team have many different specialties: textiles, ceramics, photography, design, editing, and architecture. Through the Japanese pavilion we create a spatial experience that invites visitors to think about architecture as a place to be loved.