Temporary housing + shelter was produced for the 2012 Tokyo Art Book Fair, and is a collaboration between split/fountain and Tokyo-based Whatever Press. In Japanese ‘temporary housing and shelter’ would usually be translated into a combination of words that simply indicate post-disaster, the quick erection of buildings, and emergency evacuation centres. However, the split/fountain and Whatever Press project explores wider concepts around this theme and questions what ‘temporary’, ‘housing’, and ’shelter’ mean for the world and for ourselves.
Henry Babbage, Enrico Bravi, Bopha Chhay, Xin Cheng, Nariaki Chigusa, Kah Bee Chow, Common Sense, HIMAA, Robert Hood, Hirofumi Isoya, Keisuke Kawaguchi, Masashi Kido, Fumie Kikuchi, Azusa Kobayashi, Toshiaki Koga, Ryosuke Makitani, Nell May, Daikei Mills, Asumi Mizuo, Takeo Nakai, Mariko Okazaki, Michael Parr, Gaku Shingu, onne terre, Jun Tsujimoto, Layla Tweedie-Cullen, Momoko Usuda, Blaine Western, Suzuko Yamada, Lim Kyung Yong, et al.
Published by split/fountain, Whatever Press, 2012
Edited by Bopha Chhay, Masashi Kido, Asumi Mizuo, Layla Tweedie-Cullen, Momoko Usuda
Publication concept and design by Narrow Gauge
Japanese typeset and design of inserts by Masashi Kido, Toshiaki Koga: Toshimasa Kimura
Edition of 300
English/Japanese/Korean, 88 pages, colour ill., unbound with multiple inserts at various sizes
|Dimensions||210 x 10 x 297 mm|