Please assist my sabbatical plan “Visiting Daily Living on the Edge of Plate Tectonics”.(from Norihito Nakatani)- Long Architectural Journey along with edge of Plate Tectonics-

To Dear Friends.

How are you?

Where are you?

After Japannese big earthquake at 3.11.2011, I extent my thinking not only focusing on Tohoku rescue but also re-visiting Asia by another view.

From December 2012 to September 2013, I will have sabbatical year. In term of this sabbatical, I am planing grand tour from Japan to Gibraltar along the edge of Eurasian plate tectonics.

The aim is visiting the town and people’s life on the edge of plate tectonics as same as Japan. I need your help at each Asian regions for continuing this project.

1. I need “center” for each travel, the place to stack my luggage and rest in between travels.  Delhi, Turkey, Singapore, Indonesia will be “center”, I guess.

2. I need discussing. I am very glad if I would speak and discuss to many friends and your students. I will report about Japan After 3.11 and experience of this travel.

3. If it possible, I would like to have a helper or professional guide for research on each places. Because of my aim is to see the “daily living style on the edge of plate tectonics”. I will pay for that. If some students interested with my purpose, I will take him or her.

My plan is as below.

From December 2012 to February 2013, I will travel Indian region, from Nepal to North and west India.

From March to April 2013, I will travel Islamic region (Iran, Dubai, Turkey)

From May to June 2013, I will travel the Mediterranean and Afric region(Turkey, Cyprus, Malta, Greece, Tunis, Alge, Gibraltar)

From July to September 2013, I will travel Indonesian and south east asian region(Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Myanmar)

nakatani sabbatical plan 2013

Do you have any Idea for my staying and researching at your place?

I need your help and friendship.


Norihito Nakatani,

Nakatani Laboratory, Department of Architecture, Waseda University

55th Bldg. N Tower 8F-9, 3-4-1 Okubo, Shinjuku-ku, 169-8555, Tokyo,



rhenin について

中谷礼仁(なかたに のりひと)歴史工学、アーキオロジスト。早稲田大学建築史研究室所属、教授、千年村プロジェクト、日本生活学会、日本建築学会など。著書に『動く大地、住まいのかたち』、『セヴェラルネス+』など。
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