The "City of Children Project" was a project initiated by artist Kenji Yanobe, in which a future city was built as a gift for children. The project was developed in the Project Room of the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa. The Project Room is a "live" exhibition space for on-going events or works in progress where an artist in an artist-in-residence program can show the process of creation itself. As an invited artist, Yanobe named the studio "City of Children Lab", and stayed and worked there for a six-month period. The works called "pavilions" gradually multiplied... a cinema, a vending machine, a bathroom for parents and children, a museum, a disco, a televisiion station, a city hall, a memorial hall, a park, a vehicle, a gate, a sun, and so on. These pavilions were designed to surround the museum, and to be connected by trains that children could take.
The present publication is a collection of documentations and essays about Kenji Yanobe's project. Artist biography is also provided.
From 'Children's Country' to the 'Expo '70', from the 'Expo '70' to the 'City of Children Project', from the 'City of Children Project' to ' Children's Country'...
- Noi SAWARAGI, 椹木野衣
Interview: Kenji Yanobe