Fukkou Dialog from Kobe (2021)

復興ダイアローグ:語り合う参加者 募集中


The process of disaster ‘recovery’ is fraught with conflicts of value and meaning. In other words, there are a lot of issues in the recovery process that we can’t say is the right answer. Since it is impossible to settle on a single correct answer, we would like to bring together people from all walks of life to explore these issues from Kobe, 26 years after the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake, while flexing our words, memories and feelings.

Survive disasters in collaboration with environments(2021)




Restoration of Communality in the Disaster Public Housings with Common Spaces (2021)


Among the terraced-type disaster public housing in the three prefectures affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011, we selected the housing complex that adopted the hybrid access, and show the actual situation of the recovery of the commonality of the inhabitants. We focused on the reflexivity that lifestyle affects the environment after reconstruction. We confirmed that the common space and the buffer space inside and outside the house are the keys to meet the needs of the inhabitants who want to interact while maintaining a certain sense of distance. In order for the introduction of the common space to function, we pointed out that in addition to the design and arrangement of the buffer space, it is important to stabilize the way of living by the arrangement and circulation of the space inside the house.

People and Land to Rearrange the “Housing Ladder” :through the case of a slum resettlement project in Sri Lanka(2021)


This paper focuses on the Sustainable Township Development Program (STP), an urban regeneration project that has been underway since the late 1990s in Colombo, Sri Lanka’s largest city, to examine how the relationship between people resettled from slums and the land is changing. In this paper, we focus on the link between people’s practices and the processes of “purification” and “translation” in modernization, as proposed by anthropologist Bruno Latour. Specifically, we will depict how people, confronted with the “ladder” of housing (legal land ownership, high-rise housing units) as a means of “purification”, reconfigure their relationships, including their relation to the land, as they try to adapt to their environment while being at the mercy of changing circumstances.

Case Book of Jizou-Bon Community Activities (2015)


前田昌弘「レジリエントな地域コミュニティづくりにむけた 地蔵盆× まちづくりに関する研究・活動」,京都大学高田研究室,2015

私たちを取り巻く現代の社会は常に、災害や開発といった不確実な変化や危機に晒されています。京都の長い歴史の中で様々な変化や危機を乗り越えて受け継がれてきたお地蔵さまと地蔵盆には、私たちや地域のコミュニティが備えておくべき“レジリエンス”(不確実な変化や危機に対処する“柳の木の枝” のような“しなやかな強さ”)を備えていると思われます。そこで私たち京都大学髙田研究室では、この“レジリエンス” という観点から、地蔵盆が地域のまちづくりに果たす役割について調査・研究を行っています。

*地蔵盆は、地蔵菩薩の縁日かつお盆(8 月24 日)を中心として行われる行事である。地蔵信仰という宗教的な性格を持ちながらも,町内安全や子どもの健康を願い,時代とともに変化しながら受け継がれてきた。地蔵盆は、京都のまちなかでは町内(両側町)ごとに住民によって運営され、コミュニティの維持に重要な役割を果たしてきた。