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Tokushu Inamura

MA work

Cities are receiving increasing attention as the critical unit of social, economic and environmental existence. How we want our cities to be is a question we must ask ourselves. The ‘Smart City’ is gaining traction as the future model: a built environment that lives and breathes in a network of information. But a city is only as smart, and more importantly vital, as the individuals and communities that it comprises. 


The ‘Connected Freedom’ project explores how individuals can have the agency to negotiate freedom in a networked city. In particular it looks at our relationship with the built environment and how we might harness pervasive technologies.


Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Innovation Design Engineering, 2012

  • Cities are receiving increasing attention as the critical unit of social, economic and environmental existence. How we want our cities to be is a question we must ask ourselves. The ‘Smart City’ is gaining traction as the future model: a built environment that lives and breathes in a network of information. But a city is only as smart, and more importantly vital, as the individuals and communities that it comprises. 


    The ‘Connected Freedom’ project explores how individuals can have the agency to negotiate freedom in a networked city. In particular it looks at our relationship with the built environment and how we might harness pervasive technologies.


  • Degrees

  • Graduate Diploma, Industrial Design, Massey University, New Zealand, 2009; BEng, Mechatronics, University of Auckland, New Zealand, 2008
  • Experience

  • Project engineer, University of Auckland, Auckland Bioengineering Institute, New Zealand, 2009–10; Guest researcher, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Dübendorf, Switzerland, 2009; Engineering internship, Intermech, Auckland, New Zealand, 2007–8
  • Exhibitions

  • Work-in-progress Show, Royal College of Art, 2012; Massey University, IMM COLOGNE, Cologne, Germany, 2010
  • Awards

  • Smash Palace Fund, Creative New Zealand & MORST, 2010