24 September 2018
co+labo radović Temporal Communal Networks workshop started at the Island of Lastovo
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.