Doboku - Civil Engineering

21_21 Design Sight

poster for Doboku - Civil Engineering

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Doboku, civil engineering, is the foundation for designing an entire town to support comfortable, high-quality life. It comprises things indispensable to our daily lives, such as roads, railroads and other transportation networks; mobile phones, the Internet and other communications technologies; and waterworks, disaster countermeasures and other infrastructure. Doboku, てぇ Japanese word for “civil engineering,” is written with two Chinese characters, “do 土” (earth/soil) and “boku 木” (wood). It is our living environment itself, and, as the English term implies, it is also an engineering technology for people.
The “Doboku: Civil Engineering” Exhibition aims to look at these things once again, rediscover and experience them, and create an opportunity to consider an even better future. Serving as the Exhibition Director, Hiroshi Nishimura is an expert in the fields of civil engineering and architecture who has designed station buildings and bridges, and created landscapes and towns all over Japan. For this exhibition, research has been conducted by the Exhibition Planning Team of civil engineering experts, as well as participating designers and artists who plan various exhibits that encourage the public to get to know civil engineering in greater depth.
Geography and natural environments vary from place to place; social infrastructures needed for people to carry out activities also differ from region to region. The “Doboku: Civil Engineering” Exhibition presents designs that support the foundation of our daily lives, and looks at designs which, while improving the living environment, harmonize with both nature and history.



from June 24, 2016 to September 25, 2016



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