Fellows in Roppongi
- May 27 (Sat), 10:00 – 28 (Sun), 18:00
- Roppongi Crossing Planters
- [Participation fee]
When I visited Roppongi, I learned that there were elementary school students replanting the planters at the intersection. This instilled in me an image of Roppongi – one with families, shopping areas, and everyday life – that differs from the widely held stereotypical image of the city. I started this work with the idea that the real Roppongi could be seen through observation of the superficial “daily lives” of the people who pass by the intersection and the “neighborhoods” that should be there but are not immediately visible.
Hasegawa was born in Hokkaido, Japan in 1972. After studying sociology and product design, he began working as an artist. He has been involved in various projects, all with the desire to share about connections with society and connections with nature. He has participated in many public art projects and art festivals. His style is diverse, and he has developed many unexpected experiences by channeling the characteristics of a specific location into his work.