Hyper Tokyo is a hypermedial platform that gives access to an ongoing research on the urban daily life in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area.
Spanish Pavilion at the Biennale di Architettura di Venezia. May-November 2018.
COCA: First International Conference on Architectural Communication. June 2017.
Architectural Association School of Architecture. SS Unit 2. July 2016.
In today’s information society, data is updated so quickly, so many new sources are discovered with every new search and so many bits of information accumulate in our devices, that those research formulas seeking to draw static paths on a cloud of information that is recomposed with each new upload to the internet have just become obsolete.
This research project is constructed from the most immediate present, connecting diverse fragments of information and identifying those systems that conform the urban daily life in the Metropolitan Area of Tokyo, from a situationist and hypermedial approach. A virtual space (www.hypertokyo.net) of over 10 GB of more or less coded information including photographs, images, videos, diagrams, drawings, texts and quotations; establishing complex and mutant relationships between seemingly unrelated data that incorporate different nexuses and approaches to nature, time, tradition, regulations, customs, technology, or public space.
A hypertextual strategy that allows to understand how Tokyo has reached its current situation, constructed by the superposition of temporary layers that are constantly updated. A model in continuous expansion that develops under the uncertainty of natural disasters and that is able to manage the risks it implies. A city that forces its inhabitants to live in continuous movement through complex temporal dynamics which rely on a succession of urban interiors, infrastructure for nomadic lifestyles. A singular overloaded image that is able to incorporate all the elements that have built its history and those building its most immediate present.
1. Identification of differential elements in 9 immersive contemporary photographs of the Tokyo Metropolitan Area.
2. Association of quotes, images, laws, diagrams, studies and other media to the discretized elements.
3. Identification of transversal concepts and themes through categorization across the cloud of information.
4. Design and construction of hypermedial structure capable of showing this information.
This is a public research accessible through the platform www.hypertokyo.net
HYPER TOKYO was selected by the curatorial team of becoming to be part of the central room at the Spanish Pavilion in the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale.