I'm Mariko, an urbanist and city lover. My professional field is research, marketing, editorial and writing in the field of architecture and urbanism. Since my MSc degree in Urban Studies was set in various cities in Europe, I have visited more than 50 cities and 130 urban initiatives & related organizations that deal with the urban design and development in different parts of the world. As a freelancer, I have cultivated a trajectory that uniquely completes connections between journalism and the field of architecture and urban design.
As a city marketer and editorial director, I worked on the various projects with the collaboration with some of the major developers in Japan. The projects range from building makeover/renovation to area research/urban analysis, as well as organizing workshops and events for more open civic participation. I lead an editorial team with 8 members, and I was responsible for developing the contents and decide on the editorial direction at LAYOUT.net, which is an online magazine briefing on Japanese urbanism, architecture, space design and more.
Professional responsibilities: - Conduct in depth field research/interview on the fields of urbanism, architecture and interior design. - Write analytical articles and papers and publish them on their web magazine.
YADOKARI.Inc is a platform that believes in the value of tiny-house living, multi-regional residence, and sustainable architecture. It manages an online magazine, publications, as well as architectural design and consultant. My Professional responsibilities were to conduct in-depth field research/interview on the fields of urbanism, architecture and interior design in different part of Europe and write analytical articles and papers.
Professional responsibilities: - Conduct in depth desktop research on the fields of urbanism, architecture and interior design. - Conduct in depth field research/interview on the fields of urbanism, architecture and interior design. - Write analytical articles and papers and publish them on their official webpage.
Global Goals Jamは、地球規模の長期目標に向けて、世界中のイノベーターやクリエイティブ・アクター、エンジニアが参加する２日間のデザインワークショップです。MediaLAB Amsterdamと国連開発計画 (UNDP：United Nations Development Program) とのコラボレーションで実現したGlobal Goals Jam Tokyoでは、MediaLAB Amsterdamのデザインフレームワークを用いて、UNの定めるSDGs(Sustainable Development Goals)における課題に取り組んでいます。
Globals Goals Jam is a two days event consisting of short design sprint, which happens every year in around 40 different cities all over the world. The event was developed by MediaLABAmsterdam in collaboration with UNDP (United Nations Development Program). I'm been working as a local organiser of Global Goals Jam Tokyo, and in 2017 we held the first GGJ in this big metropolis. We invited the designers, creators and researcher to work together for the challenges related to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
2017-5 - 2018-9
Jahoda Summer School 2016: The Challenge of Governing Urb an Diversity@Vienna
2016-7 - 2016-7
2015-10 - 2016-2
2015-8 - 2016-2
Conference: urban developemnt of post-communist cities @Budapest University
2015-4 - 2015-4
Study tour of urban planning and arhictrcture in Balkan cities