Koshirakura/Tokyo Koshirakura/Tokyo 2013

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The City After-Image Tokyo Workshop/Koshirakura Landscape Workshop

Friday 17 August – Saturday 8 September 2018

Applications for Koshirakura/ Tokyo VS 2018 are now closed

Applicants are able to take part in both workshops (Tokyo/Koshirakura) or just the Koshirakura workshop. 

Koshirakura: 17 August - 5 September 2018

Tokyo: 6 September - 8 September 2018

Two consecutive workshops offer contrasting visions of Japan from two extreme sites 200km apart, one rural and one urban. Participants are encouraged to apply for both workshops in order to document both landscapes.

Landscape Workshop, Koshirakura Village, Niigata 
Launched in 1996, this workshop has evolved into an annual local event. Its agenda is to explore a form of social and cultural sustainability within the post-agricultural community of Koshirakura. A new phase of the programme will set out a long-term strategy via a series of experiments with locally available materials – such as timber, earth, stone and bamboo – filmmaking and informal events all running in tandem with Koshirakura’s local festivals.

The City After-Image, Tokyo
This workshop will learn from Tokyo and the representation of the city through its architecture and infrastructure, while capturing moments through which hidden layers, interiority and sections reveal their narratives; documenting the surrounding city as a catalogue of beautifully incomplete objects. We look for people who can offer a creative contribution to the community.


1) Fill in the PDF application form found also under ‘Links and Downloads’ on the AA Visiting School page.

2) Email the completed PDF form, along with a brief statement (one paragraph) outlining why you would like to participate in the workshop to visitingschool@aaschool.ac.uk.

3) Both AA Visiting Schools are free for AA Members, students and staff. If you are not yet an AA member, then please subscribe for membership as we can only consider applicants who are AA members. 


Both AA Visiting Schools are free for AA Members, students and staff.

All successful applicants will be asked to make a contribution for food and accommodation of around £35 per day at the beginning of each workshop. Fees do not include flights. 

Students need to bring their own laptops, digital equipment and modelmaking tools. Please ensure this equipment is covered by your own insurance as the AA takes no responsibility for items lost or stolen at the workshop.

All participants travelling from abroad are responsible for securing any visa required, and are advised to contact their home embassy early. After payment of fees, the AA School can provide a letter confirming participation in the workshop.

All participants are reponsible for their own insurance including travel and health insurance. All participants also need to ensure that any equipment and valuable items such as laptops are covered by their own insurance as the AA takes no responsibility for items lost or stolen.


Programme Head
Shin Egashira

Head of Visiting School

Christopher Pierce

T +44 20 7887 4014
F +44 20 7414 0782

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