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Unwanted Objects that Help Others

Ryo Yamazaki

studio-L Representative/Community Designer/Welfare Worker

After serving positions in architecture and landscape design offices, in 2005 founded studio-L. Is engaged in community design in which local issues are solved by the citizens themselves. Builds town planning workshops, as well as citizen participatory comprehensive planning and park management. Has published written work such as, “Furusato wo genki ni suru shigoto” (Transl. “Work that invigorates hometowns”) (Chikuma Primer Shinsho), and others.

Hold a "Charity Shop Project" at elementary school gymnasiums, vacant stores and houses, and 3331 Arts Chiyoda to change unused objects into capital for solving social problems.

This charity shop, selling items gathered from citizens, groups, and companies with the help of volunteers, refers to a store that uses its profits towards solving social issues. Serving as a host for the reuse of unused objects, a space to gather funding and information from non-profit organizations, and for volunteers to become active, this is a new method using unused objects towards solving social problems.

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