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The three winners of the Tokyo Pop Lab competition, which called for the development of an institution for popular culture, have been announced. Centered on the phenomena of pop culture, the competition examined how “popular culture migrates and changes from person to person and place to place,” and invited entrants “to critically evaluate fundamental correlations between cultural production and architecture.” Entrants varied in typology from pragmatic to ideological, with successful proposals including “a well considered and articulated definition of popular culture, clarity in representation of both architecture and culture, and a clear programmatic agenda.” The three winners of the Tokyo Pop Lab competition are: First Prize: The team of Attilio De Palma, Andrea Longo, and Enrico Nicli, of Italy View more View full description
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