• Exhibition
  • Planning number
  • B16

Masaki Suwa Lab.

Presentation Group Representative : Masaki Suwa (Faculty of Environment and Information Studies)
  • Tokyo Midtown East B1F Hall
  • B16

How does embodied metacognition change consciousness in life? - A custom of picture diary

Person in Charge of the Project : Kikuna Kuwayama
Embodied metacognition is a cognitive method of creating relations between proprioceptive sense and thinking by forming a custom of verbalizing what one's own body feels to the surrounding environment. If one has in mind to verbalize some, not necessarily all, of proprioceptive senses, one will become able to notice so far unheeded things. That will make proprioceptive sense and thinking co-evolve, and bring about changes of consciousness in life. Writing photo journals, which is a technique developed by Dr. Haruyuki Fujii and et al., serves as an effective method of realizing embodied metacognition in life. Students analyze how their consciousness in life has changed through this custom.


Constructive Sketch - See and Listen as if Touching

Person in Charge of the Project : Akisa Mako
If we see and listen to seemingly trifling scenes in daily life in a mindful manner, we will be able to notice otherwise unheeded things and generate one's own meaning from those. That may promote generation of issues in life and reason for living. Seeing and listening as if touching: That is a kind of embodied knowledge that we are beginning to lose in the modern world in which the development of technology has made convenient and rich environments of life. We refer to an act of drawing a sketch that encourages discoveries of significant meanings in life in trifling daily scenes as constructive sketch. We will discuss effective methods of employing it in life.


Wait, keep, stay.... Rich aspects in "Matsu in Japanese"

Person in Charge of the Project : Minami Koseki
Taking a shelter from rain, waiting until tea leaves open, letting ideas incubate - the concept of "MATSU" in Japanese is seen in many facets of everyday life with various rich meanings. Why do people wait? Why can't people wait? Do people wait by instinct? We will discuss various embodied aspects of acts of "MATSU."

Sceneries with A River - Towns, Villages and Forests

Person in Charge of the Project : Yujiro Okuno
There is a river named Hikijigawa between Shonan Fujisawa Campus and its nearest station, Shonandai. It is a second grade river, having its source at a spring in Morinoizumi Park at the southern end of Sagamihara Plateau. The complicated up-and-down landscapes formed by the river and the surrounding plateaus provide the basis for various communities in which new towns, villages and undeveloped forests are situated adjacently in nested manners. Based on the objective observation and subjective experiences obtained from taking repeated walks around, we discuss the charms of the sceneries with the river and the plateaus from the viewpoint of metacognition, embodied knowledge and affordance.