HUMARIZINE No.03 Tashu / Being Other Beings
We have taken up the keyword “multispecies,” which we hear more and more in the fields of architecture and design, in the production of this year’s issue of HUMARIZINE. We designers, artists, and researchers considered from various perspectives how we can weave our creations in an environment where we are surrounded by things other than ourselves. By focusing on Tashu (other species/multispecies), both human and non-human, we may gain a new awareness of what HUMARIZINE means by “human”.
Since Reipon and Taiga Matsuoka are in Barcelona, Spain for this issue, we have decided to form a separate team with Kotaro Sano in Tokyo to write and edit the issue as two separate teams.
The Barcelona team was led by Reipon and Taiga Matsuoka, with the participation of their friends Keny, Ogloo Sharnuud, and Jesse Segura, all of whom they met in Barcelona, as writers.
The Tokyo team was led by Kotaro Sano, with new additions Rena Inada and Hazuki Yasunaga, who were originally friends of the team, handling everything from content organization to writing. Mariko Kawano, who was working on a project similar to the theme of this issue, also joined the team to write.
The editing process conducted by each team was a relationship-building process that embodied the concept of “Tashu / Being Other Beings. The Barcelona team was the other species for the Tokyo team, and vice versa. The result of this relationship was HUMARIZINE, a book that outlines the kind of community we want to create.
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