Looking back on this year’s education, I have mixed feelings. I’m positive about zoom lessons, but at the end of the year the results of the laboratory will be revealed, and in a few years the results of lower grade education will be revealed. If that will be less than expected then, part of the cause would be the negative side of zoom that we aren’t aware of right now. If there is something, I have to think about the corresponding work now.
To live, we have to wear masks, big or small. It does not mean that we have to pretend to be something we are not, but we have to put up a stable facade of who we are. We are all A’s, B’s, and C’s, but if we change from one person to the next, both the other person and we are in trouble, so we need a mask. Andy Warhol, however, seems to be an artist who is a kind of a kaleidoscope of different selves. At least, that’s what I get from reading this book.
Yesterday, I cleaned the air-conditioner, today we cleaned the WC. The floor and the walls are all coated with FRP up to the waist. On the FRP floor, there is a plastic bundle. On that, I think there is a plastic wooden joist, on which there is a plastic wooden flooring. At the joints, there is a plastic stopper, and it is screwed to the joist. Once a year, I remove and wash in the shower.
The OBs who participated in Christmas Esquisse say that the designs haven’t started yet. I also think so. I have been telling them to start early every year. If they look at their seniors, it’s easy to understand. The reason is that they don’t think about how the theory is getting into design when they chose the theme. That’s why the theory didn’t make form.
On New Year’s Day of this year, I wrote about my goals for the year, and here’s how they turned out.
-Publish two books.
→Only one book was published.
-Conference symposia on the themes of technology in March, materials in June, and Bunriha in September.
→We could hold the symposia of the material in November without an audience, and we postponed the other two.
-JIA Magazine, the first interview of the year was with Itsuko Hasegawa
→The first interview of the year was with Itsuko Hasegawa, followed by Unemori, Hideyuki Nakayama, young people from all over the world about the situation of Corona, Furusawa, Mount Fuji, Riken Yamamoto, Kanabako, Kazunari Sakamoto, Toyo Ito, and a trilogy with the young presidents of Nihon Sekkei, Nikken Sekkei, and Kume Sekkei.
The renovation of the training center, the beer factory’s conversion, and the child and family support centre’s completion.
→The first two are completed, the third is still under construction.
-With new undergraduate students, new master course students, three new doctorates, we will do further research.
-New students sent to Portugal and Denmark.
→They went but came back soon.
-WS in the Czech Republic invited Diego Gras from Santiago for WS.
→WS of The Czech Republic was postponed just before the trip. Diego was invited by zoom.