It includes a record of walks in search for postmodern buildings from Tokyo, Osaka and Fukuoka, as well as a collection of japanese songs produced during the same period. Playlist available here: https://tinyurl.com/2zw8rh2j.
It is said that buildings in Japan have a lifespan of about 30 years, after which they usually get demolished. Because most of them were built three decades ago already, postmodernist buildings in the country are slowly reaching their expiration date.
Soon, what started as a simple inventory became a voyage into Japan’s late eighties and early nineties, when the country was economically booming and full of optimism, right before the asset price bubble burst and what would later be called the “lost decade”.
Walkscapes is a publishing platform based in Brussels and founded in 2016 by Gianni Villa (FR, 1990) and Wanling Chang (TW, 1987). Walkscapes produces books, magazines and exhibitions about the slow exploration of contemporary territories. Through personal projects and collaborations with other artists, Walkscapes aims to investigate the complexity and the beauty of cities without limits.