My final report contains three parts. These comprise my findings from my SOM Foundation China Prize travel fellowship trip to Japan during June 2018 and to Guyana during January 2018.
The report starts with a synthesis of my travel to Japan and Guyana, which forms the bulk of analysis and documentation of multiple sites of interest, across the cities of Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, Tokyo, Takamatsu, Seto Inland Sea, and Georgetown. A site map for each destination is included, indicating the locations of all the visited sites, and highlighting the selected sites. The photographs in this part were taken during the trip, unless otherwise noted.
This part includes a series of drawings and diagrams generated during the trip, which capture the immediacy of my travel experience. Short but intuitive, these visual representations display both the artifacts from the trip and the starting points for my future exploration regarding the four types of forces of infrastructure, both physical and virtual. After returning from the trip, these artifacts have been reproduced and are accompanied by the maps tracing my travel route to help understand how we are living together.
Drawn after the trip, these sets of architectural illustrations speculate upon the selected sites, each representing a possible future scenario regarding how we will live together. How might the urban and suburban landscapes accommodate a diverse infrastructure change? What might we, as human, continuously experience on these two complex destinations with extremely different density?