05 November 2018
co+labo radović Alison Young@co+labo, with a seminar, lectures+collaborative research++
The second involves the relationship between institutions of criminal justice, such as police stations or prisons, and their urban locations. Here I’ll speak about developing and carrying out research in Japan on the atmospheres and environments of the koban, or ‘police box’. I’ll discuss a small pilot study of koban conducted in Tokyo in May-June 2018, and being expanded and developed during my visit to Keio University. In relation to both projects, I’ll focus on questions of ethnographic method activating concepts such as ‘assemblage’, ‘atmosphere’, and ‘encounter’."Parts of Alison's research will be presented in two research seminars, at the beginning (photo above) and start of her visit, and in a special guest lecture within Darko's course Theories of Architecture and Urban Design (photo below). In her research fieldwork Alison will be assisted by a group of co+labo students, coordinated by Sanja Zonja, who investigates similar themes.