TOMOHIRO HANADA

PHOTOGRAPHY

Your City Is Yours

The city of Fukuoka has been undergoing rapid urban development in recent years in Japan, and buildings are frequently being destroyed and rebuilt. We, the citizens, are so passive to the rapid changes in the city that we almost forget to actively change the city. The success of urban development does not depend on the change of the city, but the change of the city depends on us, the citizens, voluntarily thinking about the future of the city and taking action. In this project, I expressed the world that accepts diversity that I have seen in my life abroad by making a collage of Fukuoka's buildings. I hope that the city will become a place where people of different ages, genders, nationalities, and skin colors can mix and innovate by putting together in a single photograph objects of different shapes, materials, and colors, as well as years of construction.

近年、都市開発が進む福岡市では、建築物の破壊と再生が頻繁に行われている。私たち市民は、目まぐるしく変わる都市の変化に受動的で、能動的に都市を変えて行くことを忘れかけている。都市が変わる事が都市開発の成功ではなく、私たち市民が自発的に都市の未来を考えて行動することが、都市に変化を与える。このプロジェクトは、自身が海外生活で見てきた多様性を受け入れる世界を、福岡の建築物をコラージュ化させる事によって表現した。建設された年、形、素材、色の違う物を一枚の写真に納める事で、年齢、性別、国籍、肌の色が混ざり合いイノベーションを起こす都市になって欲しいという意味を込めた。