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The development of digital technologies and their infiltration into everyday life have dramatically altered how we relate to the surrounding environment and other people. In times such as these, is it possible to bring the empathy that connects our emotions to others, into public spaces?

Heatherwick Studio, founded in 1994 and led by Thomas Heatherwick (b.1970 in UK), is a London-based design collective that undertakes innovative projects around the world. Armed with an understanding of the history of objects and places, Heatherwick Studio designers study a variety of materials and utilize the latest developments in engineering, while also paying homage to traditional craftsmanship. As part of all this, they engage in dialogue with the natural environment, reducing the anonymity of large spaces to human scale as they take eye-opening ideas and make them reality in remarkable ways.

This exhibition will delve into a number of major Heatherwick Studio projects from the six viewpoints of “Coming Together,” “Connecting with Everyone,” “Experiencing Sculptural Space,” “Feeling Nature in Urban Space,” “Building Old to the Future” and “Playing and Using.” Looking at Heatherwick Studio will help us to explore the question: what type of architecture brings with it the sort of kindness, beauty, intellectual stimulation and empathy that move the human heart?

Mori Art Museum

Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, 52F

Tokyo, Japan


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