The Smart City For the People and by the People
Kashiwanoha Livin Lab is an initiative for co-creation of new projects centered around citizens in the city of Kashiwanoha Campus. This time, we will work together with the international community to find what makes Kashiwanoha Campus unique. It will be implemented from November 2021 to January 2022.
The Theme is Mapping the Identity of Kashiwanoha
This year, Kashiwanoha Campus is celebrating its 15 years and its population has reached 10,000 people. Kashiwa-no-ha Campus Town is now home to foreign and local students, workers, and elderly who have stories, experiences, memories, and lifestyles worth sharing. By collecting and visualizing these on a map, we can begin to reflect about what our community is like. Understanding this is important because we can learn about what is valuable to our town. We can then strengthen them and know what else is needed to improve the quality of life for our community.
We will hold workshops with international students from the University of Tokyo to list and visualize special places and stories in Kashiwa-no-ha. We will also interview and survey people in the neighborhood to design an exhibit. You can expect to gain interviewing technique, practice art skills, and use your creativity.
Recruitment of Members
DATES OF THE WORKSHOP:
November 27 (Sat): 1300-1700
December 4 (Sat): 1300-1700
January 15, 2022 (Sat): 1300-1700
* The three (3) dates above are the minimum requirement to participate.
** After December 4th and except for January 15th, further voluntary participation and schedule will be considered flexibly among members.
*** Hybrid online and in-person sessions are planned to take precautions with the changing COVID-19 situation
The main venue is UDCK (located next to the Kashiwa-no-ha Campus Station of Tsukuba Express). On occasion, outdoor activities are planned, so please dress accordingly.
Anyone with interest in the internationalization of the community or the smart city developments in Kashiwa-no-ha Campus. Some comfort in communicating in English may be necessary because the workshop will be done with international graduate students of the University of Tokyo and in partnership with UDCK.
* 10 years old and above (minors must be accompanied by parents) are welcome!
Presently, about 15 people (lottery will be held if there are many applications).
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:
November 25, 2021 at 23:59.
- Project Website: https://bit.ly/
- APPLY HERE: application form
- Inquiry Form: https://forms.gle/