Suriashi as a systematic design for urban spaces at Tokyo Metropolitan University

  • Ami Skanberg Dahlstedt (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


2 hour talk and workshop on suriashi, where students will get a brief introduction, then make a group walk, and then proceed with specific tasks:

By intervening peacefully in urban spaces together, the slow walking might become a tool to approach our cities, while investigating the location of bodies and immaterial and material monuments, and thereby challenge how we relate to each other.

Specific tasks: The students will work in smaller groups. They will choose a space where they will walk in suriashi for 2 minutes. The walk will be documented by a student on a mobile phone. The other students have the task to write down any thoughts or reflections about how surriashi can affect a landscape.
After the task, we walk back to the class room to look at the mobile phone films, read the reflections loud and discuss together.

Period20 Apr 2018
Held atTokyo Metropolitan University, Japan


  • spatial design
  • media design
  • engineering
  • walking art
  • Suriashi