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Inviting Totoro to Tokyo
Inviting Totoro to Tokyo

“…..fresh inspiration for cities’ extraordinary possibilities….”

東京フルーツ・レイヤー
東京フルーツ・レイヤー

Japanese version of text for Italian Collabora LIMNO

果物を通じて”おいしい街”を再発見する
果物を通じて”おいしい街”を再発見する

Interview on Japan’s top ‘green ideas’ site, greenz.jp

Article: Tokyo Fruit Layers
Article: Tokyo Fruit Layers

“Understanding fruit layers can help make urban life more social, resilient and delicious”

Presentation: Human(e) Aspects of Tokyo
Presentation: Human(e) Aspects of Tokyo

Guest lecture at Waseda University, Tokyo.

Presentation: FIXING the Neighbourhood
Presentation: FIXING the Neighbourhood

Presentation for “Transforming Neighbourhoods – Tokyo/Berlin”

Tokyo’s Non-Intentional Landscape
Tokyo's Non-Intentional Landscape

First publication from Tokyo-DIY-Gardening

Tokyo’s Convivial Parks
Tokyo's Convivial Parks

Diversity, Vibrance, Tolerance

Rainy Day Ramble in far West SuburbZ
Rainy Day Ramble in far West SuburbZ

Rainy ramble in far west Tokyo suburbs

Highlighting Japan Article
Highlighting Japan Article

Interviewed for govt PR organ.

Edible Subscapes and Sensual Substitutes
Edible Subscapes and Sensual Substitutes

DRM-infused code candies. Rich subterranean soils.

Japan Times Interview
Japan Times Interview

Jared Braiterman interviewed

Why are some neighborhood parks so sad?
Why are some neighborhood parks so sad?

Many of Tokyo’s res­id­en­tial neigh­bor­hood parks are poorly main­tained and under-used……

Tokyo’s Non-Intentional Landscape
Tokyo's Non-Intentional Landscape

Guest post for This Big City

Small Places of Anarchy in the City
Small Places of Anarchy in the City

Guest post for This Big City

Hand Made Tokyo Preview
Hand Made Tokyo Preview

A preview of a nice document.

Soiled and Seeded Feature
Soiled and Seeded Feature

An online garden zine.

[Map Detail] Tokyo DIY Gardening Workshop
[Map Detail] Tokyo DIY Gardening Workshop

A small sample of detail images from the Tokyo map created during last August’s Tokyo-DIY-Gardening workshop.

The Butterfly in the Metro
The Butterfly in the Metro

What makes a city desirable?

PLANTS AND BUILDINGS IN TOKYO
PLANTS AND BUILDINGS IN TOKYO

A photographic essay looking at flowers and trees in a dense city.

Replacing Dead Urban Spaces with Living Habitat
Replacing Dead Urban Spaces with Living Habitat

Contrary to popular opinion, cities only become devoid of natural life by active suppression…..

Gardening for Strangers in Tokyo
Gardening for Strangers in Tokyo

What surprises me still are Tokyo residents’ ingenuity and passion for cultivating plants and community in a crowded, over-built city…..

Collaborative Mental Mapping
Collaborative Mental Mapping

Mapping the real and imagined green spaces of a megacity requires all kinds of junk…

“Do You Really Like Living Here?” A Foreigner’s Perspective on Tokyo
“Do You Really Like Living Here?” A Foreigner’s Perspective on Tokyo

I cannot discern if this question expresses national modesty, a sense of inferiority, or ignorance

それでも外国人が東京暮らしを愛する理由
それでも外国人が東京暮らしを愛する理由

「本当に東京の暮らしが好きなんですか?」としょっちゅう聞かれる。

Tokyo DIY Gardening Interactive Review
Tokyo DIY Gardening Interactive Review

“With a single click visitors can plunge from a birds-eye view of Tokyo to street level for a stroll through a tunnel of blooming cherries..”

Farming in the Concrete Jungle
Farming in the Concrete Jungle

Great article on urban farming in Tokyo by Dr. Jintana Kawasaki

[CITY FORM] Draft Photo/Text Collage Excerpt
[CITY FORM] Draft Photo/Text Collage Excerpt

“..layer by layer, the modern and present-day cities of Tokyo were built…..urban development took place around many scattered nuclei.”

[Photo Update] Tokyo DIY Gardening Workshop
[Photo Update] Tokyo DIY Gardening Workshop

Some photos from the great map which all the participants created.

[Review] Tokyo DIY Gardening Workshop
[Review] Tokyo DIY Gardening Workshop

Starting with a plain sheet of paper, with a single green circle upon it (yes the yamanote line) the group began to map out Tokyo….

Personal Impact of Urban Green Space
Personal Impact of Urban Green Space

Excerpt from the 3331 Arts CYD Workshop Presentation

Mapping Green Spaces Large and Small
Mapping Green Spaces Large and Small

greenz.jp overview of our 3331 ARTS CYD Workshop