STREET ART LINE PROJECT

  • CLIENT WORK
  • 2021.08.31

Art spotlights a new path for the visually impaired.

Redevelopment is taking place all over Japan, and large cities are rapidly evolving. Cities are becoming more and more convenient for everyone, with easy access to everywhere. However, in such cities, did you notice there are certain people who cannot get to where they want to go? Tactile paving, “Tenji blocks” – a system of textured ground surface indicators on footpaths, stairs, and train station platforms – are supposed to be a “path” to assist pedestrians who are visually impaired. However, the “Tenji blocks” are not always in the appropriate place or they are blocked by signs, bicycles, and people who stand on them. Can we solve this problem by changing our awareness of ”Tenji blocks”? People and objects should not get in the way of “Tenji blocks” so that visually impaired people can walk around the city more safely. We should also install more and more “Tenji blocks” in the city.

STREET-ART LINE PROJECT will confront this problem seriously by utilizing the power of “street art” that has evolved and coexisted with the city itself. We hope that this STREET-ART LINE PROJECT will become a new path for the visually impaired people to enjoy the city, and for the non-handicapped people to become more aware of the “Tenji blocks”. We hope to make a “visible road” for everyone.

PROJECT TEAM

Founder / Planner
Yuki Abe, Kaitaro Endo, Kosuke Kurumado.
Project Member
Takaaki Shirai, Yuki Abe, Kaitaro Endo, Kosuke Kurumado, Honmmaru Michido, Takaya Mitsunaga.
Director
Takaya Mitsunaga 満永隆哉(HYTEK)
Producer
Hommaru Michido 道堂本丸(HYTEK)
Artist
Yusei Sagawa, HOLHY
Art Director
Shohei Oba

Interview Corppration
Yasuyo Hirano
CM Director
Yuto Fukuhara
Film Director
Issei Uehara
Photographer
Shigeki Naganuma
Translator
Yuto Kohara
Special Support
SHIBUYA CITY, SHIBUYA AREA MANAGEMENT
Location
SHIBUYA SCRAMBLE SQUARE
Interview Location
SHIBUYA QWS
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