Release date:Dec. 6, 2019

“CIRCULATION SAITAMA” will be making a public presentation!

NEWS:Annex Sight

As part of “Saitama Studies II”, an art project aimed at deepening the understanding of the land, we propose a project that digs up the diverse appeal of Saitama from the perspective of consumers and makes use of it in everyday life. An open call for participants workshop “CIRCULATION SAITAMA” has been held prior to the opening of the art festival.
Applicants select one of the three themes of “mobility”, “utilization of public space”, and “social inclusion” and are divided into four teams. During the course of about four months, research on lectures and fieldwork by guest lecturers is repeated. We have been working on “local project creation”.
This time, each team will announce the results of their efforts and will receive feedback from invited guests and project partners. Please come by all means.

Date, venue, etc.

The date and time 2:00pm Sunday December 15 in 2019-6:00pm.
(Opening: 1:30pm)
A meeting place The 3rd floor of old Omiya library (2-1-1, Takahanacho, Omiya-ku, Saitama-shi).
Additionally 100 quotas, participation no charge and reservation unnecessary in the order of arrival

Team introduction

(1) Mobility Team: Aiming for proposals for new ways to use mobility, such as traveling around the Saitama city side by side using the new transportation system and bicycles, as well as the railway network vertically connected to central Tokyo. The

(2) Public space team (2 teams): Business plan to update public spaces in Saitama City where redevelopment progresses around the terminal stations such as Urawa Station and Omiya Station, but the idyllic rural landscape spreads a little further away Aim for a proposal.

(3) Social Inclusion Team: We aim to offer software-related proposals such as unique projects that make use of the locality of Saitama and workshops that encourage interaction between the elderly and children, with welfare as a keyword.


Takuya Oikawa (magazine house "KOROKARU" chief editor)
Takeshi Otaka (2020 curators of Saitama international art festival)
Yoshihiro Shuto (corporation Happy managing director)
Shoji Toyama (Saitama Triennale 2020 director)

Project partner

Urban design center Omiya : UDCO
Urban design center Misono : UDCMi
Saitama rapid transit railway corporation
Social welfare corporation Saitama-shi social welfare service company
HELLO CYCLING and others

Results of Activities

① August 3, 2019 (Sat) Kickoff Talk Event
“How to create a local project from Saitama?” (Open to the public)

②Saturday, September 14, 2019 Orientation & Open Lecture
“Assimilation of the new“ Saitama ”-Thinking from a local journal / public space”

③Saturday, September 28, 2019 Lecture & Group Work
"Learn about the possibilities of mobility and the welfare of Saitama"

④October 26 (Sat), 2019 Public Talk Lecture & Group Work
“Utilization of crowdfunding”

⑤Monday, November 4, 2019 Open Lecture & Group Work
"Business concept incorporating the perspective of social inclusion"

⑥Short presentation & group work on Saturday, November 16, 2019
“To dig up Saitama's cultural genes and pass them on to the future”

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