01 May, 2019

Delighted to discuss our experience with CoPE for The Architectural Review after winning Europan 14 in Neu-Ulm.
You can read the full interview here.

03 April, 2019

Overwhelmed to have been invited as speaker for the conference Integrating Health into Urban Planning towards Sustainable Development Goals in Developing Countries at Unisel University in Kuala Lumpur and organized by Kyoto University.
I will present the Centre for Urban Design and Mental Health and how to integrate density and intimacy in Tokyo public space through Jimbocho case study.

05 March, 2019

Book launch: Integrating Food into Urban Planning
5:45 pm to 7:30 pm, 05 March 2019
@ The Kennedy Lecture Theatre UCL
30 Guilford Street
You are warmly invited to join us for the launch of 'Integrating Food into Urban Planning', co-edited by Professor Yves Cabannes with Cecilia Marocchino.
Panellists: Yves Cabannes, Emeritus Professor of Development Planning, University College London, Development Planning Unit [UCL/DPU]; Cecilia Marrochino, urban planner, Food and Agriculture Organisation [FAO], Rome; Imogen Bellwood, researcher, Institute of Development Studies, UK; Cecilia Delgado, researcher, Interdisciplinary Centre of Social Sciences, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal; Alice Covatta, postdoctoral fellow in architecture and urban design at Keio University, Japan; John Taylor, urban planner and activist, founder of the local Indonesian NGO Yayasan Kota Kita.
Discussants: Professor Corinna Hawkes, Director, Centre for Food Policy, University of London; Dr. Colin Marx, Director of Doctoral Study, UCL / DPU.

18 December, 2018

Integrating food into urban planning book is out now, edited by Yves Cabannes and Cecilia Marocchino.
A collaboration between the The Bartlett Development Planning Unit UCL and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO, aims to fill the gap between food culture and urban planning with more than 20 city-based experience, including...Tokyo with my research on Tsukiji fish market and neighborhood.
Long life to Tsukiji!!!

26 November, 2018

Lecture "Tokyo Playground: the Urbanism of play in everyday human experience" at Keio University, Yagami Campus.
Tuesday 27 November 2018 h16-18
Presenting the work on cities and play developed during the Post Doctoral Fellow from Japan Foundation.

24 November, 2018

open 16:00 /// close 23:00
Sound Studio DOM


FUKAFUKADOM aims to create a wide playground for open self-expression. Chaotic space grown out of the fusion of intangible molecules able to cosmically extend your serendipity.
This time, three bands of completely different genres, DJs and installation art, a Butoh dance performance and life consultation by our fortune-teller are just some of the contents to be expected.
Come and join FUKAFUKADOM!

art director and content creator
Tepp Ueno
Alice Covatta
Kazuma Kurihara

immoral bands
Legion Of Andromeda
jari jari james
The Five Rings

Jeremy Yamamura
un poco piccante

Taz Burns

installation art
Jean Sadao

spatial intervention
Alice Covatta

Ryo Noguchi


flea market



flyer design

03 October, 2018

Exhibition of the Europan 14 winning project The new Heart of New-Ulm
with COPE Architect
3/20 October 2018,
IUAV Ex Cotonificio Santa Marta Venezia

16/20 October, 2018

Paris Asian Art Fair and TERRADA Warehouse

09 April, 2018

Enjoy a small bite of Sanaa latest project in Domus March issue.
Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa – SANAA, Tsuruoka Cultural Center

(…) The project is the Shogin TACT Tsuruoka, the Cultural Hall for the city of Tsuruoka in northern Japan, on the less man-made stretch of coast bordering the Sea of Japan. It develops as a multifunctional space on the same site as the old cultural centre, with the pur- pose of stimulating the whole of Yamagata Prefecture via its future artistic activities.
(…) In 2012 SANAA won the competition and designed an extension for the community’s new civic activities beside a garden and a Han school. Their project incorporated the pre-existing structures of the student and artist collectives which were active at the time of the previous cultural centre.

You can read the full article in Domus March 2018 issue 1022 about reason and emotion, editorial Michele De Lucchi.