HAPPENINGText: Kengo Michizoe

“Doboku Tools” WORKVISIONS (Hiroshi Nishimura, Takayasu Hayashi) Photo: Keizo Kioku

In the “Doboku Actions” section, civil engineers and creative experts collaborated to recreate basic civil engineering actions, such as “digging”, “piling”, and “measuring”, using various technology. In this section, there is even a corner where visitors can use his or her own hands and body to experience doboku, and understand the workings and roles of civil engineering while having fun.

“Pile: Light Arch Volume” 403architecture [dajiba] Photo: Keizo Kioku

For example, “Playing with Doboku: Sandbox of Daidara” by Takashi Kiriyama (Professor, the Graduate School of Film and New Media, Tokyo University of the Arts) and Toshiyuki Kuwabara (Assistant, COI, Tokyo University of the Arts) is a video installation piece where visitors can experience what it’s like to be architects and designers by playing in sandboxes.

“Playing with Doboku: Sandbox of Daidara” Takashi Kiriyama, Toshiyuki Kuwabara Photo: Keizo Kioku

It is often said that the more important things are, the closer they lie. “Doboku” must be one of these important things. “Doboku” protects us from disasters and supports our everyday lives, but there are few occasions where we can feel its existence. Through this exhibition, we can appreciate the fact that we are truly “living among doboku”.

“DOBOKU: Civil Engineering”
Date: June 24th – September 25th, 2016

Opening hours: 10:00 – 19:00 (Last entry 18:30)

Admission: 1,100 yen, university students 800 yen, high school students 500 yen, free for junior high school students and younger

Place: 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT

Address: 9-7-6 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Tel:+81 (0)3 3475 2121

Text: Kengo Michizoe
Translation: Makiko Arima

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