oil-based clay, timber, styrofoam, etc
h.280 × w.450 × d.420 cm
Old Toshima Town Office / Tokyo, JAPAN
Photo: Takafumi Kato
Urban landscapes continue to change. And such urban ways of being can be compared to minerals produced by the crystallisation of various atoms. Crystallisation is the process of acquiring order from disorder.
Since cities are mainly constituted by the organic activities of countless entities, their ever-changing landscapes are provisional and plastic in their constant crystallisation. In other words, the urban landscape that unfolds before our eyes can be seen as a temporary form, crystallised only in this one moment, depending on the situation of the various elements and on the sensations of the receiver.
Based on this way of thinking, the character of one place can also be understood not only as a fixed, physical property, but also as a plastic, sensory property. The place has no absolute character and is probably just one of the relative ones.