In the new Designing Cities For All: RE-generation series ( Re)designing Connection , DCFA partnered up with Shibaura House , a community hub in Tokyo as its next fellow. In this fellowship, we delve into the multifaceted concept of connection on three different scales: humans & non-humans, communities and cities. Our modern urban existence led us to disconnect from ourselves, our communities, and the cities we inhabit. How can we reclaim and (re)design these connections through personal practices and grassroots initiatives? This series aims to explore practical strategies and innovative approaches for reviving the lost essence of connection on both individual and collective levels, fostering a more inclusive city for and with all.

In this 3rd episode of Designing Cities For All: Re-Generation series (Re)designing Connection with DCFA fellow Shibaura House we look into connecting cities against shifting neighborhood dynamics due to rapid urbanization. Previously we investigated the journey from individual connection to broader community engagement. In this last episode we will examine the potential for bridging urban disconnects and inspiring a reimagined sense of neighborhood and beyond. Discover how we can extend these intimate connections to reinvigorate urban spaces and encourage global unity.

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About the DCFA Fellow

SHIBAURA HOUSE is a unique building with a completely glass exterior built in Shibaura, Minato-ku, an area in Tokyo, Japan undergoing redevelopment. It is a community space, but also the headquarters of a 70-year old company. The company’s business has changed enormously to keep in harmony with the changes in times and the social environment. Today, it simultaneously operates the original creative business, along with new cultural creative projects that are rooted in the local community.

About the speakers

Yinka Danmole is a cultural producer with expertise in delivering public realm projects and cultural programming. Yinka’s work aims to unlock the potential of people and places by creating fertile ground for artists, communities, researchers, and creative practitioners to realise ambitious projects that engage us with new perspectives. He has worked for several prominent cultural organisations, including Mediale, the Manchester International Festival, and Creative Black Country. During his tenure at these organisations, he has initiated, developed and delivered a number of high-profile programmes and commissions. As an independent producer, he has developed exhibitions and creative programmes, including: Grow FM (2022), a public programme of new commissions at Chiswick House and Gardens; the Thamesmead creative studio (2021-Present), a neighbourhood collective commissioning public art for their local area; and Black South (2019), a music night and exhibition exploring the rituals of the Mardi Gras festival in New Orleans. Currently, Yinka leads the programming for Abandon Normal Devices festival and annual programmes as the organisation’s Creative Director.

About Designing Cities for All: RE generation

Over the first two years of Designing Cities for All (DCFA), we’ve learned about exclusion by design and the (re)design of inclusive cities. Along the journey, a certain question kept popping up: what exactly does ‘for all’ entail? After focusing mostly on the ‘who’ over the past two years, DCFA is rebooting as Designing Cities for All: RE-generation . This way around, the series is also incorporating the ‘what’ by looking through the fresh lens of regenerative design. This emerging field might very well be a promising answer to the challenges of our time, as it focuses on the design of products, services, systems, and processes that lead to both social and ecological recovery and that keep the systems healthy.

DossierDesigning Cities For All: RE-generation
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Programme seriesDesigning Cities for All

How can designers contribute to the creation of inclusive cities for, and by everyone?