2015 - 2017
The Satoshi Arai Political Campaign
A dynamic research and practice initiative aimed at enhancing community engagement and political awareness through participatory action.
Chiho Kato, Satoshi Arai, Manabu Komori, Hideshi Tsunematsu, Miki Sano, Office of Satoshi Arai
The Satoshi Arai Political Campaign embarked as a series of talk sessions, gathering individuals aged 20 to 40 with diverse political perspectives. These discussions, rich in variety and depth, were transformed into an insightful article published in a magazine and an accompanying short video, extending the reach of our conversations.
Spurred by the success and engagement of these sessions, my team and I expanded the project. We ventured into various cafes, transforming them into open forums for political dialogue, inviting passersby to join and share their views in a casual yet thought-provoking setting. This approach not only democratized the discussion of politics but also fostered a sense of community and active citizenship among participants.