co+labo undergraduates - Iwata Amami, Kawamoto Jumpei, Nishibori Shinichi and Shigemura Hiroki have arrived to the city of Split, for what has since 2011 become a regular, annual introduction to the beauty and challenges facing the original, Mediterranean urbanity, before heading towards Vis and a mini-Symposium aimed at setting the agenda for future Anatomy of Islands workshops, and more.
Below - an impromptu lecture at the famous Peristil, the very place form which the Emperor Diocletian used to address his army and the people, and a ferry departure to Vis, against the backdrop of one of the most impressive urban vedutas.
co+labo radović New Issa - a World Centre for Island Life and Cultures mini-Symposium 1
The Vis 2018 Symposium, was conceptualised as an heuristic, intellectual dérive into the future of islands in general. The original idea of the World Centre for Island Life and Cultures was introduced by the founder and intellectual leader of the Anatomy, Boško Budisavljević. Besides co+labo, Keio University Professors Darko Radović and Akira Mita, and Professor Davisi Boontharm (Meiji University), the participants of the mini-Symposium include staff and students from the Faculty of Architecture, University of Ljubljana, L'ENSA Paris-Val de Seine and a number of independent contributors.
co+labo radović co+labo students took part and awarded @ Ise Workshop in Mie, Japan
Daisuke Kobayashi and Takuomi Samejima have completed participation in a week-long architectural workshop in Ise city in Mie prefecture which focused at designing and building a 3x3x3 meters big folly besides the famous Ise Shrine. co+labo students joined two groups, each of which was composed of five students from several Japanese Universities. With their folly, which was composed of two torii gates facing Geku and Naiku Shrines (above) Kobayashi-san's team has won the Second Prize. Congratulations to Daisuke-san and others (with a Diploma, on the photo below).
co+labo radovićco+labo @ Loughborough University Food+Wood Apple Store Workshop
A very interesting project was initiated and organised by an old co+labo friend and associate, Dr Maytas Gutai and besides the host university and Keio participants include staff and students from Faculty of Architecture from the University of Belgrade and Kyushu University, School of Design.
Focusing at the notion of common good, Anatomy of Islands 2018 workshop opens with a number of questions related to island community affiliations, the contents of common good, conditions under which it can be used and the best ways to act upon that. The islands make interesting places to address such themes. Due to their many limitations, island societies have always been associated with collaborative and flexible models of use of local resources, balanced with permanent and temporary migrations which require constant reconsideration and reconstruction of the concepts of community and common. Their firm physical boundary gets conditioned by softer, dynamic internal boundaries, which results in complex, fluid definitions of sites and networks. All of that is in the focus of this design-research workshop. The workshop operates in an interesting, innovative format, led by a strong international team of mentors of different cultural and expert profiles: Ana Jeinić (Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina), Diana Magdić, Mariana Bucat (Croatia), Elisabeth Luggauer (Austria), Toshiki Hirano, Satoshi Sano (Japan) and Saša Ostan (Slovenia). Students are from University of Tokyo (Kengo Kuma Laboratory) and Keio University, Tokyo (co+labo radović) - which participate in various design-research workshops along the Adriatic coast since 2011.
The Anatomy of Islands 2018 introductory lectures were delivered by Professors Nenad Starc, Davisi Boontharm, Darko Radović and a geographer Sean Turner.
Those will be followed by additional lectures by some of the mentors - sociologist Diana Magdić, ethnographer Elisabeth Luggauer and architects Satoshi Sano, Toshiki Hirano and Saša Ostan.
co+labo students at Lastovo are Sanja Zonja, Amami Iwata, Jumpei Kawamoto, Shinichi Nishibori and Hiroki Shigemura.