The city, as an accumulation of artifacts, has been endowed with a variety of meanings and values derived from the activities of the people who pass through it. Especially in a city with such a long history as Kyoto, the majority of the artificial environment surrounding our lives was created in the past by someone other than ourselves. Therefore, the meaning and value of the artificial environment is layered and laminated.
However, in today’s society, we feel that the distance between people and their environment is becoming more and more distant in exchange for the increased convenience and comfort that comes with modernisation. If this is the case, how can we approach the meaning and value of the environment again, and regain a relationship that allows us to “interact” (=cooperate) with the environment, including non-human (objects)?