HAIZUKA H to N ........
by YAMABUKI Yoshihiko 

HIOKI Yoshiyuki  [ Born in 1957, Tokyo, Japan ]
Chief Researcher at Public Works Research Institute Ministry of Construction.   A researcher who has an expertise knowledge on biotope.   HIOKI takes a practical approach in his research by applying this concept as a warrant system for maintaining diverse organism. (1997 Special Guest)

HORI Masato  [ Born in 1957, Nigata, Japan ]
An architect who worked ten years at the ISOZAKI Atelier in Spain and joined the Project immediately after his return to Japan.   HORI has made important contributions to the Project, as demonstrated in the changes made by the Ministry of Construction to the original plan for the location of roads in the Redevelopment Project of the Areas Surrounding the Kiya-District in Soryo-cho.   He is also involved with the Project as the Summer Camp instructor and Symposium guest. (1997 Seminar Lecturer, 1998 Special Guest)

INAGAKI Eizo  [ Born in 1926, Yamagata, Japan ]
INAGAKI, since his retirement from Tokyo University, has worked as an independent architectural historian.   He shares his rich array of knowledge with the participants in a composed and calm manner emanating from his tall demeanor.   He relates to the Haizuka area through his perspective of architectural history. (1999 Special Guest)

ISOZAKI Arata  [ Born in 1931, Ohita, Japan ]
An architect who is most influential in the Project and has supported its activities at various stages. His interest in this Project comes from his personal experience in dam projects in his youthful years.   He has given a lecture at the milestone of the Project. (1999 Earthwork Declaration)

KOBAYASHI Haruo  [ Born in 1968, Kanagawa, Japan ]
The vice director of B-Seminar Schooling System, which is a training school that specializes in contemporary art.   KOBAYASHI also works as an artist, as well as editor and publisher of booklets of various projects.   He has contributed important ideas during B-Semi's thirty-year history. (1997 Special Guest)

Kokumin-Tohyo REFERENDUM  [ Established in 1992, Japan ]
An art group that skillfully crosses social issues and styles in art to produce works of pure art.   Kokumin-Tohyo has worked with the Project from the beginning, as instructors to Earthworks School and supporters in the backstage.   They are currently setting their permanent work in the Kurome Studio.

KUBOTA Kumiko  [ Born in 1968, Kanagawa, Japan ]
An artist who has been involved with the Project since 1995.   KUBOTA put together a proposal of an innovative "mosaic dam," which carries a strong message and is original in its form.   She has also worked in other events in the Project, such as the " Small Stand Museum," "Home-stay for Artworks," and exhibitions. (1996 Artist in Workshop, 1998/1999 Home-stay for Artworks)

KURIMOTO Shuji  [ Born in 1950, Ehime, Japan ]
An environmental engineer who has participated in the Project as an instructor and a vegetation expert since the beginning of the Project in 1994.   KURIMOTO delivers lectures on the specific methods of sustainable environment for future cause. In 1999, he chose "forest development" as the theme for his seminar, and actually built a biotope with camp participants and the local residents. (Summer Camp Instructor)

KUWADA Kengo  [ Born in 1933, Hiroshima, Japan ]
A former high school Japanese language teacher who has been lecturing on the ecology of local plants and animals since the beginning of the Project.   KUWADA's lecture on an particular type of frog that inhabit in Haizuka Rana porosa brevipoda Ito.19,11 which is now at the brink of extinction leave great impressions on the subject of environmental protection, not only among the participating artists but our camp participants as well.   He takes the participants on a bus tour to see specific plants/organisms that inhabit in Haizuka area and provides background information through his "narratives" based on Japanese literature such as Man'yoshu and his knowledge of plants.   This program has become the core of our Summer Camp activities. (Summer Camp Instructor)

MARUI Takato  [ Born in 1970, Tokyo, Japan ]
A web creator who has been with the Project since 1995.   He has participated as an administeration of the web design from 1998.   During an art school student, he started to develop his own art works, while producing the many of his grandfather's Japanese style paintings from the posthumous.   In 2000 Spring, "Haizuka Earthworks Projects Data Base CD-ROM" was released by MARUI's direction.
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MIYAMOTO Mie  [ Born in 1972, Fukuoka, Japan ]
MIYAMOTO has participated in the Haizuka Earthworks Project since 1997.   Her interest is in the distortion or the gap that is caused by the repetition of simple processes.   In 1999, she produced a Small Stand Museum, "Rotating Window."   The "Rotating Window" is located in the Kisa-cho Himawari village area, and visitors can enter the museum and step on the pedal to look outside through the small window. (1999 Invited Artist)

MIYAOKA Hideyuki  [ Born in 1967, Hiroshima, Japan ]
MIYAOKA is involved in various experimental activities related to films, including the filmmaking program at Sagishima in Mihara, Hiroshima.   He himself is a visual artist and the director of STUDIO Malaparte in Hiroshima.   The magazine that was issued based on the records of these activities is recognized as an informative critique on film. (1998 Special Guest)
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MIZUSHIMA Daisuke  [ Born in 1969, Nigata, Japan ]
An artist who works mainly with two-dimensional works.   He produced a site for young artists to present their works through exhibition and catalogs at the "MARKET" sponsored by Yokohama City government in 1993 to 1999. (1998 Invited Artist)

MOHRI Yoshitsugu  [ Born in 1962, Ehime, Japan ]
As a curator of Takamatsu City Museum, MOHRI's activities are extensive as demonstrated in the coordination of the joint program with the Naoshima Contemporary Art Museum in Benesse Island and arts management seminars.   He is a member of the Selection Committee for the artist-in-Residency. (1997 Special Guest)

MORIYASU Hiroshi  [ Born in 1944, Tochigi, Japan ]
Dean of the Faculty of Environment at Hiroshima Institute of Technology.
A researcher of urban planning who has been involved with the activities in the Haizuka dam area prior to the start of the Project.   MORIYASU has acted as panelists and chairman in the respective symposiums related to the Project. (1999 Earthwork Declaration)

MURATA Makoto  [ Born in 1954, Tokyo, Japan ]
An art journalist who continues to analyze new activities in the art scene based on field research on public art, artist-in-residence, and other art projects.   Currently, he shares his extensive knowledge with the members of the Faculty of Fine Arts, Inter Media Art Course at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, young artists, and art professionals, creating a condition for spawning new movements. (1994 Workshop Guest Instructor)

NAGATA Kenichi  [ Born in 1948, Tokyo, Japan ]
Professor at Chiba University
As a researcher, NAGATA is interested in creating a new system for art through the comparison of its aesthetic values with the social conditions of its practices.   NAGATA has many accomplishments in the field of art education, including participatory programs that involve local residents (participatory program), and is particularly respected by eager young people. (Speaker for 1999 "Zasso" Lecture and Symposium)

NAKATANI Norihito  [ Born in 1965, Tokyo, Japan ]
An architectural historian, researching the traditional Japanese
architectural styles to produce an original inter-architectural style.   Since his first participation as an instructor in 1998, NAKATANI has rendered various methods and advice regarding the Standards of Acknowledgment for Haizuka's original "Environmental Cultural Heritage". (1998-99 Summer Camp Instructor)

NARUMI Nobuhira  [ Born in 1968, Tokyo, Japan ]
An artist who works with images as his media to express his interest in "processes."   His visual work, in which he shot the scenery of the town and mountain villages from a local dog's perspective, was taken with a miniature camera placed on the head of a local dog.   Viewers enjoy the tranquillity in watching the friendly response of the people on the screen. (1998 Invited Artist)

Carlos NIETO  [ Born in 1969, Orense, Spain ]
An artist from Spain who makes use of videos as the medium.   NIETO's visual works are meticulously constructed over a long time, through a process of accumulating visual images similar to that of drawings in the making of a painting. (1999 Artist in Residence)

NONOMURA Fumihiro  [ Born in 1961, Aichi, Japan ]
NONOMURA critiques on art in a broad context and also critiques on social issues.   He is also an active member of a project for building a new school in Osaka.   His boundless knowledge on various subjects can be bewildering at times.   He has been part of the Project from its outset and contributed valuable ideas. (Speaker for 1999 "Zasso" Lecture and Symposium)