Photo: Yuji Ito
Born in Tokyo in 1988; lives and works in Indonesia.
Kitazawa, a contemporary artist and representative of Jun Kitazawa Office Yakumo, plans and organizes projects closely tied to local communities throughout Japan in collaboration with government agencies, educational institutions, medical facilities, corporations, NPOs, and regional bodies. By creating an environment where people can explore the everyday, his work also provides opportunities for creative community. Major projects include “Mytown Market,” a “handmade” town in a temporary housing area, and “Sun Self Hotel” in which empty apartments were turned into a hotel powered by solar energy. His “Living Room” project at KENPOKU ART 2016 will create an ever-changing living room as members of the community bring old, unused furniture to exchange.