EXHIBITION: Built Environment: An Alternative Guide to Japan
Opening on 16th March 2019 | 3:00 pm
followed by Interactive Talk Session | 3:30 pm
Exhibition on View till 16th April 2019
Timing: 11 am to 7 pm
Venue: The Japan Foundation, New Delhi
All are welcome
(Closed on Sundays
and public holidays)
About the Exhibition: In the late 19th century, Japan was the first Asian country to undergo modernization. This led to rapid growth and guaranteed Japan a place among the world’s advanced nations, but it also created pollution and other crises. Today, many of these problems have been solved, and the focus has shifted to reconstructing ecological environments. There is also a popular movement to turn modern industrial heritages into tourist resources.
This exhibition aims to examine how Japanese people have engaged and struggled with the natural environment, how they have carried on and created locality, and to introduce the trajectory of these efforts in each area. Rather than merely considering aspects such as architecture, civil engineering, and landscapes in isolation, the exhibition approaches the subject from the unique perspective of built environments.
To adequately convey the diverse nature of Japan, an effort has been made to select at least one site from each of the country’s 47 prefectures and to focus on as many different cities and regions as possible. The resulting exhibition promises to be a truly “alternative guide to Japan.”