HAPPENINGText: Yuki Ishida

“The soccer stadium of F.C.R.B. (Real Bristol) can be returned”.

The former site of the stadium is being returned to its natural geographical features by burying the hole that was dug for this subterranean stadium which has since become unnecessary.

Having seen the invitation of the opening, many people were completely confused. This is the story of a home stadium construction project for a fictitious club team “F.C.R.B.”, which was established by the fashion brand SOPH. Through the earnings amassed from selling stadium goods, the supporter itself aims to construct the stadium.

This project aims at considering the problem associated with resources and energy in relation to construction projects. The exhibition of the new visuals is accompanied by explanations incorporating environmental data designed by Tycoon Graphics.

The project asks two questions, “How is the earth doing?” and “What can be done to be kind to the earth?”

Goods, such as a T-shirt and a concept book, are also substantial. Especially the book flies is recommended! The book shows new work by Mr. Yoichi Takahashi of “Captain Tsubasa” and includes a small sticker. I was very satisfied with the high quality of this visual book.

Earth Lounge Vol.2 “F.C.R.B. Stadium Project”
Date: March 24th – May 31st, 2004
Open: 10:00 – 17:00 (Closed on Tuesday)
Place: MeSci, The Japan Science and Technology Agency National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation
Address: 2-41 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo
Admissions: Adults 500 yen, 18 years of age and under: 200 yen
Tel: +81 (0)3 3570 9151

Text: Yuki Ishida
Translation: David Fogel
Photos: Yuki Ishida

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