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Designing the Hidden, Hiding the Obvious

Absent City Gallery within assistant, Tokyo June 6–June 12, 2008 JAMES WAY Megumi Matsubara of architecture unit Assistant discusses how her latest ongoing project “Absent City” came together. Assistant is an international and interdisciplinary design practice co-founded by Megumi Matsubara, Hiroi Ariyama and a team of others. This June at their studio-cum-gallery space, “gallery within assistant”, Megumi Matsubara pieced together a series of explorations into an installation titled “Absent City.” The multimedia interactive installation combined photography, sound, interior design and architectural-model-influenced sculpture in an environment that allowed viewers to develop their own non-linear fictions. While the installation was planned and produced by Matsubara, the number of participants and collaborators involved… Continue reading

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