AGxKANSAI 2022 Art and Philosophy in the 22nd Century After ARAKAWA+GINS

Date: March 11–15, 2022 Venue: Kyoto University of the Arts, Kyoto, Japan
(on-site and online)

On-Site Workshop 1 (J/E)
The Usage of Directions for Use in the Reversible Destiny Architectures

Hiroki Komuro Japanese session with English translation

Arakawa + Gins attach directions for use to their reversible destiny architectures. This is because they think that their architectures alone cannot reverse destiny. In other words, the set of architecture, directions for use and living human beings can bring us one step closer to reversible destiny. Currently, the problem is how to practice the directions for use. In this workshop, we will experientially think about how to use the directions for use. For example, how many people really practiced the directions, "If thrown off-balance when entering the house, call out your name", when visiting Site of Reversible Destiny -Yoro Park? In order to practice the physical act of "off-balance" and "call out," it is necessary for us to have appropriate physical operation. Or, how about "Every month move through your loft as a different animal (snake, deer, tortoise, elephant, giraffe, penguin, etc)" in the directions for use for the Reversible Destiny Lofts at Mitaka? In this workshop, you will experience how to use directions for use with a focus on your physical operation and your physical sensation.

Hiroki Komuro is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Health and Well-being at Kansai University and a researcher in the Study Group of the Architectural Body at the Institute of Oriental and Occidental Studies, Kansai University. He is a researcher in Holistic education and Somatic education. In recent years, he has been studying meditation while doing practical activities such as teaching and facilitating workshops of yoga and mindfulness. He also approaches A+G from both practical and research perspectives.

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