sP: Describe your project.
yoko SAIGO: After the nuclear power plant in Fukushima had hydrogen explosion, the land, the water and air include great amount of cesium. There is black fungus funded in Chernobyl which absorb cesium instead of carbon. The architecture device provides the certain condition to cultivate the relationship between fungus and cesium in the site of the nuclear power plant in Fukushima. This project proposes a cultivation device that produces an environmental condition by understanding the potential for localized ecosystems.
With and without human intervention, the condition of the environment has been changed and continues to change. This can be applied to a variety of scales, from the climate of the arctic pole to the humidity of a bathroom. These condition changes cause different system of biological relationship.
sP: What or who influenced this project?
yS: Movies “Nausicaa” and “Castle in the sky,” directed by Hayao Miyazaki; David Ruy.
sP: What were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
yS: The documentary video called “Adam Curtis – All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace 2/3 – The Use and Abuse of Vegetational Concepts.”
sP: Whose work is currently on your radar?
yS: Sou Fujimoto, DoubleNegatives Architecture.