Tokyo Jiten Round Table
“Towards a Spectacular Criticality? – Tokyo, Are You OK?”
Photo by Yukiko Koshima
Having commenced in the wake of the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011, Tokyo Jiten is an online video dictionary that examines Tokyo from various perspectives. From researchers to artists, around 50 people have recorded presentations over the past three years that consider Tokyo from an analytical, and at times critical, perspective.
In 2013, shortly after Tokyo had been announced as the host of the 2020 Olympic Games, AIT’s Roger McDonald, Keisuke Ozawa and Naoko Horiuchi were joined by Yoshitaka Mohri (Sociologist / Associate Professor of Sociology and Cultural Studies, Tokyo University of the Arts), Andrew Maerkle (Editor) and Mei Kanematsu (Art Anthropologist) for an one-day roundtable discussion, focusing on the changes that await Tokyo in the near future.
An archive of the discussion can be viewed below.