Koshirakura/Tokyo Koshirakura/Tokyo 2013

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Koshirakura Landscape Workshop/The City After-Image Tokyo Workshop

Friday 4 August – Wednesday 6 September 2017

Applications for the Tokyo/Koshirakura workshop are now closed. 

This year the Tokyo workshop will take place before the Koshirakura workshop for 8 days. The Tokyo workshop will be held together with students from Tokyo University of Arts. Applicants are able to take part in both workshops (Tokyo/Koshirakura) or just individual workshops. 

Tokyo: 4 August - 11 August 2017

Koshirakura: 17 August - 6 September 2017

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.

Students should be aware that visas are required for Visiting Schools held both in the UK and abroad and it is the student's responsibility to investigate what is required via the relevant embassies in their country.


Programme Head
Shin Egashira

Head of Visiting School

Christopher Pierce

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

Links & Downloads

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