Field of Study


@I aim to establish the theory of infrastructure's value as "social stock". The research fields are mainly on phenomenological and folklore approach to landscape, heritage studies (majorly of industrial, civil engineering and landscape heritages) and fundamental analysis of landscape interpretation, mainly on Technoscape (Industrial Landscape). In parallel with literature surveys, fieldworks or media-analysis realizes the discovery of social affairs and problems.

@Any students or researchers with various majors, from various countries, with various value and ambitions, will be welcome! Please contact me at; okd@civileng.kindai.ac.jp
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: Technoscape (Industrial Landscape) Studies:
@ Analyze the property of landscape evaluation by the local or global levels, through folklore, media or text analysis.

: Heritage Studies of Industrial and Civil Engineering Heritage
Apply the theory of landscape (or other aesthetic object) evaluation in art, literature, gardening or other existing aesthetics to evaluate the significance of landscape.

: History of Landscape, Space and Civil Engineering
There is a saying, "To know new things, learn by studying the old". Learning history sometimes leads to new ideas of creation. We make research on prominent cases of challenges our predecessors had made, and verify the subsequent generation of landscape.