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‘I Feel Trapped’: Students’ Experiences In Response to COVID-19 In Japan.

EssayKanagawa, Kanagawa ・ Mar 28, 2020

This essay was written by Dr John Guy Perrem, who is an urban geographer and educator. Follow his work on Urban Space Initiative, Twitter, and his personal photography website. The response to COVID-19... Keep Reading →

Senjo: the Cost Of Losing Japanese Marginal Villages

EssaySenjo, Ehime ・ Mar 10, 2020

This essay was written by Leo Porte, who researches the revitalisation of marginal villages in Japan. He has generously shared some of his research findings, which elucidate the importance of understanding... Keep Reading →

"Dating With the Community" — the Taiwanese Case

InterviewWay to Community, Taipei ・ Feb 7, 2020

One of the most powerful people I met during my stay in Taipei was a woman commonly known as "Pei Pei" who is the founder of a public-private collaborated social project called "Way to Community." For... Keep Reading →

Taipei Ephemera: In Search Of What Makes Taipei Taipei

Essay Taipei ・ Nov 16, 2019

As an (almost) full-time traveler who loves to understand the uniqueness of each city I visit, I often create a mental image of the city based on what I think makes it unique. I also know that everyone... Keep Reading →

A Huge Small Place: An Interview by Everybody Works

Interview Tokyo ・ Sep 3, 2019

I recently had the honor to be interviewed by the amazing Editor David Willoughby on his new project Everybody Works. Everybody Works is a document of working culture in Tokyo, and the interview was all... Keep Reading →

”A Huge Small Place”: 「東京に暮らすということ」

東京の仕事文化をドキュメントする新しいプロジェクト、Everybody Worksさんに、「東京」をテーマにインタビューしてもらいました。都市を観察する方法や、東京をどう”居場所(ホーム)”にするか... 読み続ける →

Urbanist's Guide to Kyoto

Intro Kyoto ・ Aug 25, 2019

This is a series profiling interesting urban projects, reading lists, initiatives, and places for urbanists to get the gist of what is happening in a city at a glance. Email me if you, or someone you know... Keep Reading →

Urbanist's Guide to Rome

Intro Rome ・ Jul 30, 2019

Rome, the Eternal City. Our experience in Rome in the heatwave insanity in the middle of July had some ups and downs. But, it's Rome after all. It's hard not to be impressed by its ten-meter-thick subsoil... Keep Reading →


どこを歩いてもローマの古代遺跡がごろごろと転がっているローマ。考古学好きの人には夢のような街である一方で、現代建築や現在進行中の街づくりの実践などに興味がある人には、ちょっと物足りないかもしれない... 読み続ける →

EUR: The City Of Mussolini's Dreams

Place Rome ・ Jul 25, 2019

As most of the twenty-first-century metropolis, Rome is also caught between two incompatible contending realities: the vigorous energy of continuously expanding modern capital, and the inertia of ancient... Keep Reading →


ローマに滞在していた時のこと。猛暑のなか、街中に散らばる古代遺跡を訪ね歩き、最終的に、「古代もの」に若干うんざりしてしまった。古代ローマ帝国時代の建築と都市計画を全面的に売りにするのは良いとして... 読み続ける →
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