Café Cinématique: Histoire et Architecture 3e Réhabilitation d’espace urbain en France ~ Bretagne

Date: 30 July 2017
Venue: JSURP PLACE (Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)


It is the third Café Cinématique: Histoire et Architecture (Narrative and Architecture) with a talk by Masaru Senda. He introduced the 1996 French film, A Summer’s Tale (French: Conte d’été) in the beginning and presented a question “Is it possible for architecture to tell a story to the visitors through its spaces as the author of the novel does?”.
Then he talked about how narratives of architecture and space give some influence such as pilgrimage that visitor remembers the drama, trace of the trajectory by Google Maps and transformation of words forms a new story of town by sns’s talks involves in recognition of space and place.


He explained about methodology ‘dérive’ which is a sort of methodology to regenerate the urban problem and to create a new story by re-interpreting existing situations in Cities and by giving ourselves over to accidental encounters and analysing through personal experience of events that happened around. This method originally came from French artistic political activity in the ‘70s, the Internationale Situationniste’s methodology ‘dérive and it’s used for the inspiration of architectural space by the Diploma Unit10 in the Architectural Association, School of Architecture in the ‘90s. That was a valuable combination of two hours of evocative talk and following creative discussion in a relaxed mood.